Book review: Tokens of Love, Loss and Disrespect 1700–1850, Peter Lane
The subject of this book is coins
that have had their surfaces engraved, repurposed to communicate private and public messages. It covers the whole spectrum of engraved coins created
in Great Britain and forms a cultural backdrop of Australian culture, which pre-gold-rush era was predominantly
a British outpost. This book offers a means of decoding their stories.