Coins and Australia - 1820 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1820 - Elisabeth

Transcription

Back

Token, pierced at the base, and engraved with nine lines of cursive text, above a crossed heart and some ornamental flourishes:

Weep not 
for me my Elisabeth
dear with heavey
heart . I am Confined
here with Grief and
sorrow . I am Oppresd
 . Thinking of you . I
Cannot Take no 
rest

Front

Token, pierced at the base, and engraved with seven lines of cursive text, above a crossed heart and a symbol resembling a flower or clover:

from rocks
and sand and
dangers free God
protect my love and
Mee
Jams Brooker
Jany 20 1820

Diameter

35.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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