Eighteenth Century Silver Love Token, Greetings Card.
Engraved on a Queen Anne Shilling struck in Edinburgh.
Love Tokens are the art of the underclass, first appearing in the mid 18th century. Out of these developed sailor’s farewells and valentines and subsequently the convict love tokens. Known by the prisoners as ” Leaden Hearts” they were produced in prison, the parting gift to their family prior to departing for Australia.
125 x 125 mm, contained in cellophane wrapper with fitted envelope. Price includes Postage & Packing within UK.