Convict Love Token - 1833 - J Smith
Dennis Greenfield, 19, bookbinder; Thomas Rant, 19; and Joseph Kelf, 20, were tried and convicted at the Norfolk Assizes on 19 March 1833 for breaking into the house of Lennard and James Louden at Higham. They stole 23 silver spoons, a wine funnel, four silver castor tops, three coats, two guns, a silver watch, three hats, two pairs of boots and other articles. All were cast for death. Their sentences appear, however, to have been commuted to transportation for life. The three men sailed for New South Wales on the Aurora, arriving 3 November 1833. Another token appearing to relate to the convict Dennis Greenfield is held in the collection. A token from Joseph Kelf is also in the collection.
Token engraved with stippled text decorated at top and bottom with a scallop design:
Around the border (from lower left) stippled text reads:
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.
Token engraved with stippled text and the image of a key and manacles:
Around the border (from mid-left) stippled text reads:
D. GREENFIELD. AGD 19
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