Coins and Australia - 1834 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1834 - Marian Hawkins

Edward Hawkins was tried and convicted at the Middlesex Sessions on 7 April 1834 and was sentenced to seven years' transportation. He sailed for New South Wales on the Hooghley, arriving 18 November 1834. He received his ticket of leave on 20 November 1841.

Transcription

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Pierced token engraved with neat text in varying styles:

NO PEN CAN WRITE
NO TONGUE CAN TELL
THE ACHING HEART
THAT BIDS FAREWELL
  .
Edward . Hawkins
APRIL 8, 1834

Front

Pierced token engraved with neat text in varying styles:

Marian Hawkins
WHEN THIS YOU SEE
REMEMBER ME
  .
YOUR HUSBAND
BLESS YOU
E. Hawkins

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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