Coins and Australia - 1845 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1845 - Richard George

Transcription

Back

Pierced token engraved with stippled text, the first line curved:

HENRY TEAGUE
WHEN YOU . DO
SEE . THIS . MIND
. AND . REMEMBER.
ME . RICHARD .
. GEORGE .
1845

Front

Pierced token engraved with a number of stippled designs and text. The profile of the heads of a man and a woman facing each other, on either side of a floral [thistle?] design, are surrounded by a number of symbols, including a fish, fork, wineglass, jug, crossed keys, star, anchor and a snake. Initials below the heads are:

R . G

In a circle below this is engraved:

RIN
G

At the base is the date:

18 . 45

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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