Coins and Australia - 1833 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1833 - J B

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Token engraved with a stippled image of a man smoking a long pipe, with a dog by his side and surrounded by decorative elements including a heart within a heart, and a bird in flight. On either side of him are the initials:

T.B  J.B

Underneath is engraved in stippled flowing script:

Daniel Bates 7
Years March
th12 . 1833

Front

Token engraved with a stippled image of a lady wearing a hat and holding a parasol. On either side of her is a pot plant. Underneath is engraved in stippled flowing script:

Mahala Bates

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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