Coins and Australia - 0 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - Undated - Maria

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Token precisely engraved with a stippled scalloped border and seven lines of text:

O TELL MY
DEAREST FRIENDS AT
HOME TO WEEP FOR ME
NO MORE FOR I LIVE IN
HOPES TO FIND A 
FRIEND UPON SOME
FOREIGN SHORE

Front

Token precisely engraved with a stippled scalloped border and seven lines of text, with the bottom word, 'love', enclosed in a stippled chain border:

DEAREST MARIA
FAREWELL SINCE NOW
I MUST BID YOU ADIEU
IF PLEASE THE LORD I DO
RETURN DEAR MARIA
I'LL MARRY YOU
LOVE

Diameter

35.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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