Coins and Australia - 0 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - Undated - S B

Transcription

Back

Token engraved with stippled concentric circles of text and design. The outer circle of text reads (from top right):

THE ABSENT ARE TO MEMORY DEAR FORGET ME NOT

There is a bracketed heart after the words 'DEAR' and 'NOT', and the inner circle is a leaf design. The innermost circle contains four lines of text:

S.B
BORN
Jany 12th
1815

Front

Token engraved with lines of stippled text, encircled by a border of stippled vine leaves and bunches of grapes:

TIME MAY
PASS YEARS MAY
FLY. EVERY OAK DECAY
AND DIE. AND EVERY
JOYFUL DREAM MAY SET.
BUT YOU DEAR SARAH
I NEVER SHALL
FORGET

Diameter

35.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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