Coins and Australia - 1830 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1830 - Ann Taylor

This token may relate to John Harris, 18, a hawker from Portsmouth, who was a member of a gang that attacked Thomas Webb, stealing his watch as he left the licensed victuallers' dinner near Cornhill. Tried and convicted at London Gaol Delivery in February 1830, Harris was sentenced to transportation for life. He sailed for New South Wales on the Adrian on 13 April 1830. Harris received a conditional pardon in 1842.

Transcription

Back

Token engraved with a border of leaves and cursive text:

When this
you see remember
me when in a 
foreign Country
Feby 25 1830

Front

Token engraved with a border of leaves and cursive text:

A Token of
Love from John
Harris to Ann
Taylor

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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