Convict Love Token - 1802
The reverse of a cartwheel twopence, 1797.
Elaborately engraved token with a border of leaves and a central image of a woman with an anchor. She is leaning on a box-like structure [coffin?] with two hearts on top. She is is pointing at a bird in the sky, and a ship is sailing on the horizon. At the base of this image is the date:
Around this central image runs a decorative border, and around this run the words:
I LOVE TILL DEATH SHALL STOP MY BREATH |
Copyright: National Museum of Australia