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 engraved with nine lines of stippled cursive text:

this you see
remember me and
bear me in your
mind. let all the wo
rld, say what they 
will speak of
+ me as you +
+ find +

Sophie_Jensen says:

Hi Linda - It does seem harsh. His statement in his own defence of 'It was thrown into my hand' didn't seem...

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Linda Young says:

22 years a convict in NSW, for stealing a handkerchief... 5/- sounds like a lot for a handkerchief (even if...

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Simona says:

I also like this one. So very sad

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Brett says:

Text suggestions: Obverse: No dot between James and Broker, but a curlicue to the capital 'B', like the 'B...

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