Coins and Australia - 0 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - Undated - Ann Sadler

Transcription

Back

Head of a George III penny.

Front

Ornately engraved token with concentric rings of decoration and text rendered in varying styles encircling two joined hearts which enclose highly decorative initials:

J A K

An arrow runs downwards through the centre of the hearts, and there is a bow at the top of the arrow. At the top of the hearts are the words:

Love & Union

Around the base of the hearts is a semicircular line of printed text:

James Keen Ann Sadler.

The outermost ring of text reads:

SACRED to FRIENDSHIP
THIS REMINDS ME of an ABSENT FRIEND

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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