Coins and Australia - 1829 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1829 - M Ann

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Token engraved with a stippled zigzag border and the central image of a woman holding the hands of a small girl (at left) and a small boy (at right). They are all wearing hats and dresses; the woman's hat is decorated with flowers and ribbons and her dress has a decorative lacy border. Above the figures are their names in stippled cursive text:

M Ann    Ann      Joseph

Underneath the figures is engraved in stippled cursive text:

Hickman June 12
1829

Front

Token engraved with a stippled scalloped border and 10 lines of  stippled cursive text:

Dear wife
When this you
see Remember
me and bear
me in your 
mind let all the
world say what 
thay will dont
prove to me
Unkind

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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