Coins and Australia - 1844 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1844 - S W

Transcription

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Text engraved with two stippled hearts and a diamond at the base and eight lines of stippled cursive text:

Once i
Was a tend
er Child and
on my mothers
Knee But Know
i am in Prison
Bown down 
in Slavery

Front

Token engraved with a stippled scalloped border and three lines of text embellished with diamonds, swirls and a heart:

L . B
S . W
1844

Diameter

34.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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