Convict Love Token - 1825 - Elizabeth
This token may relate to Henry Barton, 32, a shipwright, who was tried for dealing in counterfeit coins in 1825. Both he and his accomplice Philip Ward, 20, a smith, were sentenced to two years' confinement and were twice publicly whipped.
Token engraved with concentric borders of triangles and leaves, enclosing a crossed heart at the top of elaborately engraved text:
Pierced token engraved with a leaf border and text decorated with swirls at the top and base:
WHEN THIS YOU SEE
NOW I AM BOUND
TO TWO YEARS
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