Front

Token engraved with a stippled border of leaves and stippled cursive text:

No
Pen can
Write no
tongue can
tell the
Aching Heart
That Bids
Farewell.

Back

Token engraved with a stippled border of leaves and stippled cursive text:

A
Gift From
J. Walden
To
T. Walden
July 5. 1832
14
YEARS

It is likely that this token relates to John Waldon, 20, who was tried at Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 5 July 1832 for stealing a watch. Having been previously convicted of another felony, he was sentenced to 14 years’ transportation. He sailed for New South Wales on the Asia on 4 February 1833. Waldon was assigned to W Samuel in Sydney.

Diameter: 35.0mm, thickness: 2.0mm. Object number: 2008.0039.0138

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