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.

Physical Description

This is a small round flat medallion with a small hole through top. there is a circle of raised dots around rim and Arabic script in centre. It is slightly oxidised.

Physical Description

Small metal medallion, with hole through top. Circle of raised dots around rim. Arabic(?) script in centre. Slightly oxidised

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