Coins and Australia - 1836 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1836 - Mary Prat

Transcription

Back

Worn and corroded token with nine lines of stippled text (the last line very faint). There is a decorative stippled line above the second last line:

Happy is
the day and ho
ur the helpless pris
oner is set free relea
sed out of the jailors
power and breathes
the air of Liberty
August Asize
Mary [Prat]

Front

Worn and partially corroded token with stippled images and text. In the centre is a man wearing a hat and chained at the wrists and ankles, surrounded by leaflike designs. Underneath (with flourishes on either side) is the text:

James Pratt
age 14
1836

Diameter

35.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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