Coins and Australia - 1836 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1836 - Walter Jones

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Token engraved with stippled text and images. In the centre of the token is a man, chained at the feet and hands, standing among plants and vines. Underneath is engraved in stippled flowing script surrounded by flourishes:

Walter Jones
age 18
1836

Front

Token engraved in stippled flowing script:

On Exile
land i'm doomb'd
to roam. Far from my
parents and my home
That cruel Jew did me
betray. And swore my
innocent life away

Underneath is a decorative stippled line followed by the words:

August Asize
1836

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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