Coins and Australia - 1822 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1822 - G Holt

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Token engraved with seven lines of text, with a leaf motif at the end of the first, second, fifth and seventh lines, and the guidelines visible:

WHEN
THIS YOU
SE[E] THINK OF 
ME TILL I GAIN
MY LIBERTY
G HOLT AGED
21 . 1822

Front

Token engraved with seven lines of text, and decorated with sprigs of leaves, and a crossed heart between the initials at the base. The shadowing above and below the first few lines indicates that there was a previous attempt to engrave the token:

THIS IS 
A TOKEN FROM
A FREND WICH
LOVE FROM YOU
AND ME SHALL
NEVER END
M B

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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