Coins and Australia - 1831 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1831 - E W

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Token with stippled image of a woman and a man holding hands under a roof from which three lanterns are dangling. He is holding a gun and a dog is walking behind him. On either side of the figures are the initials:

E W

At base are two hearts, joined by an arrow. Above the hearts is the stippled date:

Dec . 21 . 1831

Front

Token engraved with stippled cursive text:

Remember
me when far
away bear me in
your mind let all
the world say what
they will dont
prove to me un
kind

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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