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    Full title reads: "Rings Round Your Fingers!"

    A look at ancient rings on display in the British Museum, London.

    C/U of little girl and little boy dressed as bride and groom - boys puts toy ring on girls finger. C/U of woman dressed as gypsy with ring through her nose. C/U of woman wearing hoop earrings. C/U of woman's foot with an anklet on. C/U of woman's wrists covered in bangles. M/S of woman wearing lots of bangles, rings and necklaces, she takes a puff on a cigarette.

    Extreme C/U of oriental rings in palm of hand. Various extreme C/U of different types of ancient rings - signet rings (one belongs to Mary Queen of Scots), papal rings, decade prayer rings, medicinal cramp rings, puzzle rings (that break into sections), magical rings with pentagons on, Jewish betrothal rings (shaped like temple of Jerusalem or Arc of Covenant), thumb rings for far Eastern archers, memorial and mourning rings commemorating persons or events, West African rings. Various C/Us of novelty rings - one has clock on, another can be transformed into a sundial. Various C/Us of ring which opens revealing cavity with poison in. A tiny model skull can be seen when cavity is opened.

    Rings are shown as part of displays or on model's hands.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:21:00 / 01:17:23:00
    PT 362
    Sort Number:
    PT 362
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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