Coins and Australia - 1802 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1802

Transcription

Back

The reverse of a cartwheel twopence, 1797.

Front

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:

1802

Around this central image runs a decorative border, and around this run the words:

I LOVE TILL DEATH SHALL STOP MY BREATH |

Diameter

41.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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