Search the collections
This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Medallion - Metal, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 081228
- This small metal medallion was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. The inscription, which appears to be in Arabic, suggests that this is where it originates from.
Cultural diversity in Little Lon.
Little Lon was home to a diverse population. Germans, Jews and Irish arrived in the mid 19th century; Chinese, southern Europeans and Syrians (Lebanese) in the 1880s; and Italians in the 1890s. Immigrants sometimes brought objects with them to remind them of home, or purchased new items that re-affirmed national loyalties. Pipes, vases or plates were decorated with flags, military heroes, an Irish lyre or English roses. The amount of foreign currency excavated also attests to diversity of the immigrants who frequented Little Lon.
- Small metal medallion, with hole through top. Circle of raised dots around rim. Arabic(?) script in centre. Slightly oxidised
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||19 mm (Width), 01 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Width = Diameter|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Secondary Classification:||(To Be Classified)|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Trench Unit Number:||16/05/08|