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Brooch - Boar's Head, Tin, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 69240
- This tin brooch with an image of a boar's head was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.
Jewellery and ornamentation.
Poverty did not prevent Little Lon's inhabitants - women and men alike - from following the fashions of the day. An abundance of black jewellery reflects a trend that began with Queen Victoria's mourning for her husband, Albert. Brooches, pendants, earrings, shirt studs, and what appear to be tie pins and cuff links unearthed in Little Lon are the same as those in contemporary illustrations. Most of these objects originated from Europe. They may have come to Australia in the immigrants' luggage, been purchased locally or arrived in precious parcels ordered from mail order catalogues.
- Circular tin ring with pig's head in centre. Decorative? May be part of a regalia from the lodge of a friendly society
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||30 mm (Height), 32 mm (Width), 7 mm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||16/05/04|