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Lot 947    Session 4 (4.30pm Tuesday 18th November)    Aust. Historical Medals

Estimate $450
SOLD $900

CONVICT TOKEN, on British Georgian halfpenny blank, obverse inscribed 'Sarah Horton 1784' reverse inscribed monogram of TH. Very fine and rare.

This piece was probably presented at birth or early in her life. It is believed that she was the same woman convicted at Warwick Coventry Assizes and sentenced to a term of 14 years on 27th March 1820. Documentation shows that Sarah was later one of 121 convicts transported on the 'Morley' to Australia on 17th May 1820. Subsequently the 'Morley' arrived in New South Wales and Sarah Horton remained in Australia.

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