Coins and Australia - 1803 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1803 - Joseph Comporo

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Token engraved with an image of a three-masted ship on the sea. Around the edge of the disc (clockwise from top) are the words:

R.A. HULK . JOSEPH COMPORO . LAGD . AUGst 8th 1803

Front

Token engraved with a man with a hat, wearing chains and holding a pipe and standing between a wall and a wheelbarrow. Around the border are the words:

HOW HARD IS MY FATE & HOW GALLING IS MY CHAIN

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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