Coins and Australia - 1832 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1832 - T Walden

It is likely that this token relates to John Waldon, 20, who was tried at Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 5 July 1832 for stealing a watch. Having been previously convicted of another felony, he was sentenced to 14 years' transportation. He sailed for New South Wales on the Asia on 4 February 1833. Waldon was assigned to W Samuel in Sydney.

Transcription

Back

Token engraved with a stippled border of leaves and stippled cursive text:

A
Gift From
J. Walden
To
T. Walden
July 5. 1832
14
YEARS

Front

Token engraved with a stippled border of leaves and stippled cursive text:

No
Pen can
Write no
tongue can
tell the
Aching Heart
That Bids
Farewell.

Diameter

35.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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