Coins and Australia - 1832 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1832 - J Riley

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Token engraved with stippled images of birds in a stylised tree rising from a heart. The base of the token is decorated with leaves and flowers. Inside the heart is the word:

love

Stippled cursive text at the top, centre and base of the token reads:

Forget me not
J Riley
1832

Front

Token engraved with stippled cursive text, decorated with flourishes and flowers:

~A~
Token of Love
from your Unfor
tunate Nephew
J. Riley
Septr 16th
1832

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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