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Coin - Metal, Malay Peninsula, 1829-1830 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 3961

Summary:
This coin was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It was manufactured between 1829-1830 in Malaysia or Indonesia.

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.
Description:
CANNOT READ COIN IMPRESSION
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 21.0 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: economy
Specific Activity: coin
Lot Area Unit: 38/1/118
Manufacturer: 1829-1830

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