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: Polished copper coin engraved for a convict token. Design pricked into the coin, very worn on the obverse but clear on the reverse. Obverse: "TO / PA...Y / FROM / E MEREDITH / JUNE 12 / 1836" [possibly PADDY] Reverse: "A / TOKEN OF / LOVE AND / AFFECTION / FORGET ME NOT" Such tokens were made by the condemned or a professional convict whilst awaiting trial or transportation, as a keepsake for friends or family.
On Display at M Shed, Bristol Life Gallery
: Scalloped border, crossed pipes at bottom, with pin-pricked text centred within: TO / PA...Y / FROM / E MEREDITH / JUNE 12 / 1836 [possibly PADDY]
: Scalloped edge, with bottle, 2 glasses and 2 pipes at bottom, with pin-pricked text centred: A / TOKEN OF / LOVE AND / AFFECTION / FORGET ME NOT
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