Coins and Australia - 1787 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1787 - Mary Gibbs

Transcription

Back

Token engraved in the centre with a name that appears to have been scored through with several lines:

Mary 
Gibbs

Around the border of the token is engraved in flowing script:

Love . The . Giver . & . Keep - This . For . his . Sake . 1787 - 

Front

Token engraved with a small tree with a large bird on either side and another bird flying above. The birds each have a speech bubble containing the words:

Mary
[True] love
Alexander

Diameter

26.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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