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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Token with the crude stippled image of a man and a woman holding hands. She might be holding a child in her other arm. Stippled text on either side of the figures reads:

Willam  Eliza

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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Scott Brown says:

This RL may refer to Robert Loosely, tried 21 April 1819 at Middlesex Gaol Delivery. Sentenced to 7 years a...

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