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 flowerpot and leaf decoration at the base, and nine lines of text:

Dear mother
when this you see
Remember me
and bear me in your
mind let all the **
world say what 
thay will speak of
as you find
R.* Turner 1834

April says:

Hi Paul Yes you could be right? I have a few sailors love tokens in my collection and to my knowledge the m...

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Paul Ware says:

Hi April Really nice coin, but my thoughts are that it could possibly be a Sailors Farewell Token?? Just p...

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April says:

So simple, but the sentiment so powerful.

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April says:

I love the detail on this token, and such an interesting verse!

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