Aust. Historical Medals
CONVICT TOKEN, engraved on a smoothed 1797 cartwheel penny, obverse, around the top 'God save King William', below decorated with rose and thistle sprays, across the lower half, 'Ambrose Birch/Born 9th May/1791', reverse engraved, 'A dismal/prison is my/lot but more than/all by friends forgot/Oh think of me in/this dread place and/be my friend tho'/in disgrace.' Extremely fine.
Ambrose Birch was convicted at Salop Assizes for a term of ten years. He was transported on the Canton departing 20 September 1839 arriving at Hobart 12 January 1840.
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CONVICT TOKEN, engraved on a smoothed 1797 cartwheel penny, obverse, around the top 'God save ...