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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Die - Ivory, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 071729
- This ivory or bone die was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.
People living in and visiting Little Lon found many ways to enjoy their leisure time. Tokens and dice attest to gambling and games of strategy; dominoes and possibly mah-jong and Pai Gow were also played.
- Small, cubed playing die, with indented dots Possibly made from worked bone (ivory).
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||11 mm (Height), 11 mm (Width), 11 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||games, game piece, gaming devices, making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||05/18/05|