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Disc - Bone, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 073323

This disc of worked bone was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was probably used in a game.

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.
Round piece of bone - unpierced - from from a game board. Smooth and thin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 1 mm (Height), 16 mm (Width), 16 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: games, game piece, 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: 05/15/01

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