Coins and Australia - 1828 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1828 - Mary Knight

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Token engraved with a stippled zigzag border and 10 lines of stippled cursive text (quite worn on right side):

Dear mary
When this you
see Remember
me and bear
me in your min[d]
let all the world
Say what thay
will dont
prove to me
Unkind

Front

Token engraved with a stippled zigzag border and  an image of a man and a woman, their joined hands holding an umbrella above them. He has a top hat and a jacket with buttons; her hat has a feather and ribbons, and her skirt has buttons and a lacy border. To the left and right of the couple are the words:

Goaing
A Walk

Across the bottom are three lines of stippled text:

. G. Emms. 24.
.M. knight
1828

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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