Coins and Australia - 1838 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1838 - Bignel

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Pierced token with stippled scalloped frame around a  square border with hearts in each corner enclosing stippled cursive text:

James
Talbot . Aged 22
[Sofire]
Bignel Agd 21

At the base is the date:

1.8.3.8

Front

Token pierced to the right of the text, and engraved with eight lines of stippled cursive text:

Remember
me . when . this . you .
see . and . bear . me .
in . your . mind. le[t]
all . the . world . say . 
what they . will . 
speak . of  . me . as
. you . find

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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