Love tokens made by convicts

 

Convicts sometimes made special tokens out of whatever came to hand, to give to loved ones around the time of sentencing. There is something Romantic and a little bit tragic about them that speaks to the heart.

The National Museum of Australia has 314 tokens in its collection. Read more about them here.

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