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Die - Ivory, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 071729

Summary:
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.
Description:
Small, cubed playing die, with indented dots Possibly made from worked bone (ivory).
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 11 mm (Height), 11 mm (Width), 11 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: games, game piece, gaming devices
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

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