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In the 1968 TV Dracula, Bernard Archard's Van Helsing uses this to hypnotise Jonathan, but what is it?


[personal profile] calliopes_pen was curious. I hadn't really thought about it, because it seemed kind of familiar to me - but actually, I don't know what it is, either. Some sort of disc on a chain, only with a little arch to make the disc/coin part lie flat. However, I said that my flist know everything and I would ask you all and find out. Does anybody have any idea?

ETA: In terms of size, it's not that big - this is a close-up.

Date: 18 Feb 2017 10:11 pm (UTC)
lferion: Art of pink gillyflower on green background (Default)
From: [personal profile] lferion
I suspect it is a watch-fob, either a seal or a stirrup, possibly a coin.

Date: 18 Feb 2017 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
I actually have no clue. It looks like a mirror on a chain.


Date: 18 Feb 2017 06:32 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (cleanlife)
From: [personal profile] john_amend_all
A seal ring? Compare this, for example.

Date: 18 Feb 2017 08:06 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (cleanlife)
From: [personal profile] john_amend_all
I was thinking more of something hung from a watch-chain than worn as a ring.

Date: 18 Feb 2017 08:38 pm (UTC)
gillo: (crinoline)
From: [personal profile] gillo
It looks like a fob ornament, possibly involving a seal. I think they were attached to the end of the watch-chain that didn't have a watch on it.

Or it could be a Time Turner.

Date: 18 Feb 2017 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swordznsorcery.livejournal.com
I'd say it's a pendant with a revolving doodad on the end. Reminds me a little of the hilariously awful magnifying glass pendant from the "Evil Dead" movies. Probably just whatever they happened to find in the prop cupboard. :)

Actually, the chain doesn't look doubled, so could it be a pendant? Possibly part of a watchchain then.

Date: 18 Feb 2017 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
Looks like a charm or a pendulum to me...

Date: 18 Feb 2017 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaxomsride.livejournal.com
A spinner watch fob


Oddly enough, one of the local jewellers has one in their window. Not that exact one, the one in the jewellers was just a coin.
Edited Date: 18 Feb 2017 09:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 19 Feb 2017 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimity-blue.livejournal.com
I'm glad you got an answer. I've seen them before but can't remember where and I never knew their name.


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