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Germania could refer to either two Roman provinces (Germania Superior and Germania inferior) or the Germanic lands beyond the Roman Empire. The former gave some of the best Roman legions. There was also trade from across the River Rhine (the border). The Romans imported pottery, glass and metalwork and imported raw materials, such as leather and amber. The latter gave the Romans a lot of grief. Continuous raids by the Franks and Alemanni from that area devastated the countryside of northern Gaul and destroyed its economy.

On the other hand, Germanics also traded with the Romans. Germania also was a trade route for trade with Scandinavia and for the amber trade. Roman traders travelled through Bohemia and through northern Germany along the Oder River and then turned east towards the mouth of the Vistula River along the "Amber Coast" of the Baltic Sea (where Poland is now). Trading posts with a half-German half-Roman population developed along this route. Archaeological finds suggest that Roman goods became important to a large German trading economy that stretched as far as Scandinavia. Roman traders bought honey, beeswax, furs, rosins, and human hair (for wigs) along this route.

Amber was very expensive in Rome and only the rich could buy it. It was around the neck to ward off tonsillitis and goitre (a swelling of the neck or larynx resulting from enlargement of a malfunctioning thyroid gland). Women wore amber beads to protect themselves from thyroid disease. Amber amulets were thought to have a beneficial for babies in a broad way, and protected people of all ages and were useful for the symptoms of fever and to treat various illnesses.

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