Front

Token engraved with cursive text:

W. Williams
Exil,d, April,
5, 1832.

Back

Token engraved with cursive text:

We part in
Hopes, to meet
Again.

William Williams, 23, was tried at Middlesex Court on 5 April 1832 for stealing a coat worth seven shillings, the property of William Cole. Cole stated in court ‘I live in Deptford on 15th March about 11 o’clock at night I left my coat safe on the box of my fly, at Covent Garden Theatre’. The prisoner’s defence was: ‘I was intoxicated’. Williams was sentenced to seven years’ transportation. He sailed for New South Wales on the Hercules on 14 June 1832.

Diameter: 29.0mm, thickness: 1.0mm. Object number: 2008.0039.0139

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