Coins and Australia - 1818 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1818 - Beedle

This token may relate to 42-year-old William Mascall, who, together with William Dovey, was tried and convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery in February 1818 for stealing 33 panes of glass from Daniel Sutton at Edwards Place, Kensington. Both men were sentenced to seven years' transportation, but no record of their transportation has yet been found.

Transcription

Back

Token with a crisscross and scalloped border, encircling cursive text:

I am your
Wellwisher
William Maskell
1818

Front

Token engraved with a fine crisscross border, and a heart crossed with arrows at the base of cursive text:

Mr & Mrs Beedle
May love and
Friendship
never be forgot

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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