Australian Historical Medals
Current Bid $3,600
Bidding Closes 21 Nov 12:30
CONVICT TOKEN, 1833, being a shaved Great Britain 1797 cartwheel penny size coin, stipple inscribed on one side, 'Mary . Ives/Aged/22 Years/Transportd/For 14/years/1833', and upset to 9 o'clock on the other side, 'Sarah . Bacon/When/This.You/See.Remembr/Me.Though.I/Am . Far/Away'. Very fine and rare.
Mary Ives was convicted in 1833 at Norfolk, Norwich Quarter Session and sentenced to 14 years. She was transported on the ship Numa which departed 3 December 1833 and arrived in NSW on 13 June 1834 with 138 female convicts on board. There is a gravestone for Sarah Bacon aged 71 years in Norwich, England dated 24 February 1871. It is assumed this was Mary's sister.
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