Coins and Australia - 1838 - Convict love tokens

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.

Transcription

Back

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:

THE RED
ROVER

At right is another cherub blowing a trumpet. Underneath the scroll is stippled text:

Think of
me Love
when
Far
AWAY

Front

Token engraved with an elaborate swirling stippled border and stippled text variously curved or straight:

ABEL DEELEY
Aged          30
SARAH DEELEY
Aged . 28 .
MARY PAINTER
Aged      19
RICHD PAINTER
Aged 23
1838

Diameter

35.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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