This is a 1 cent copper coin from Mauritius, it was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

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.

Physical Description

This is a one-cent coin from Mauritius. One side is inscribed and the other side has the head of a young Queen Victoria. It is corroded is some places.

Physical Description

Coin - one-cent from Mauritius. Queen Victoria - young head. 10% corrosio n. 1877.

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