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 a crisscross border and cursive text with a crossed heart at the top and a flower at the base. There is a tiny cross engraved above the number ‘17’:

Thomas Spicer
Cast for Death
17 Janr 1818
For Soft