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“Convict Love Tokens: Popular Imagery 1790-1860” Timothy Millett Revisiting History and Arts behind the Leaden Hearts

November 6, 2018

The invited talk by Timothy Millett at SBSA on Friday 5th October 2018 attracted an audience rarely seen at the Society meeting in the recent years. Amongst those present were the wife and daughter of our late friend Victor Hamilton. The talk was aimed to revisit the imagery of the convict love tokens in the context of the contemporary history, fashion and artistic trends. As the story unveiled, we learned a few interesting facts and figures that changes the perception of the convict tokens, their place in the history and modern value as numismatic items. Continue reading about the event here




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