Coins and Australia - 1830 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1830 - H Cutler

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Worn token with a decorative loop at the top with a ring through it. The token has a stippled border and eight lines of stippled cursive text, with a flourish of leaves at the base:

Tho time
may pass and
years may fly and
every hope decay and
die and every joy
ful dream may set
Yet thee I never
can forget

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Worn token with a decorative loop at the top with a ring through it. The token has a stippled border and is engraved with the stippled  image of an elaborately dressed man and woman wearing hats and standing on either side of a table with a bottle on it. They are each holding a glass. Lights hang from the festooned ceiling above them. At the base of the token is engraved in stippled text:

H. O[rum] H Cutler
Aged 21  Aged 19
1830

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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