The National Museum of Australia has 314 convict love tokens in its collection. These tokens were made by convicts around the time of their sentencing and were given to friends and loved ones as mementos.

What is a convict love token?

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Pierced Bristol penny.

Sophie_Jensen says:

Hi Dave – thanks for your comment. We puzzled over this one too and debated ‘thiss or thys’ – either may in...

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Dave says:

Absolutely fascinating! I had no idea of the existence of these valuable tokens. Just a question - and it...

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Sophie_Jensen says:

Hi Daniel – thanks for raising the question of the meaning ‘For Soft’. Working out the transcriptions on ma...

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Scott Brown says:

Their was a Henry Marson tried at the Warwick Assizes on 9 August 1828 and sentenced to transportation for ...

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