Coins and Australia - 1832 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1832 - W Williams

William Williams, 23, was tried at Middlesex Court on 5 April 1832 for stealing a coat worth seven shillings, the property of William Cole. Cole stated in court I live in Deptford on 15th March about 11 o'clock at night I left my coat safe on the box of my fly, at Covent Garden Theatre. The prisoner's defence was: I was intoxicated. Williams was sentenced to seven years' transportation. He sailed for New South Wales on the Hercules on 14 June 1832.



Token engraved with cursive text:

We part in
Hopes, to meet


Token engraved with cursive text:

W. Williams
Exil,d, April,
5, 1832.


29.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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