Coins and Australia - 1835 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1835 - M A Johnson

This token may relate to Joseph Lea, a boot and clothes cleaner, who was tried and convicted at the Central Criminal Court for stealing a watch, knife sovereign, 3 shillings and a sixpence belonging to William Stevenson, his master. He was also convicted of stealing a coat from Charles Martin. Lea was sentenced to seven years' transportation, and sailed for New South Wales on the Norfolk on 27 October 1836, arriving 12 February 1837.

Transcription

Back

Pierced token engraved with an ornate stippled border of leaves encircling stippled text:

J Lea
MA Johnson
1835

Front

Pierced token engraved with a stippled border, cursive text and a few decorative swirls:

~  ~
When this you
see remember me
and bear me in your 
mind let all the world
say what they will
speak of me as you
o find o

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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