It seems some of our knowledge of the Merovingian craftsmanship was unearthed in the 1840s by a young Shepard girl in France. She found a Roman tile with a cross on it in the turf. Beneath the tile lay a golden horde of coins, a chalice and a rectangular paten (a small golden, usually ceremonial plate). The coins have since vanished but the chalice and paten are in display in Paris.
But if that doesn't sound like a horde of treasure found on a wild adventure I don't know what does! I think it'll be the theme of tomorrow night's Castles & Crusades game.