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Game Token - Wood, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 078317

Summary:
This token 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:
Unidentified, worked, wooden object with corners cut out. Each corner has a semi-circle and small circle and dot as a pattern. Could be unfinished. Dimensions 25mm x 25mm.

Displayed in Australia Gallery as a gaming token.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 5 mm (Height), 25 mm (Width), 25 mm (Length)

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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: 19/36/36
Inscriptions: None

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