Convict Love Token - 1838 - Richard Painter
This token might refer to Richard Painter, aged 23, tried and convicted on 3 July 1838 at Warwick Quarter Sessions for larceny. Painter was sentenced to seven years' transportation . There was also an Edward Deeley sentenced on the same day, who received a two-month term of imprisonment for assault. Painter sailed for New South Wales on the John Barry on 12 November 1838.
Token engraved with stippled designs and text. At the left is a large cherub holding a scroll with the image of a sailing ship on it, under which is the name:
At right is another cherub blowing a trumpet. Underneath the scroll is stippled text:
Token engraved with an elaborate swirling stippled border and stippled text variously curved or straight:
Aged . 28 .
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