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Admiral Edward Vernon

British
18th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Betts 242. McCormick-Goodhart 18?

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 31 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

92.1078

Medium or Technique

Metal; pinchbeck

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Edward Vernon, admiral of the British fleet. Coin turn.

Obverse: Standing Admiral Vernon on a platform, holding a sword in each hand with a canon at proper left and a ship at proper right; inscribed at edge in band “THE·BRITISH·GLORY·REVIV·D·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON···”.

Reverse: Robert Walpole standing at proper left with a rope around neck and being pulled by a demon in form of an upright goat at proper right, entering a hell mouth; inscribed above in band “MAKE:ROOM:FOR:SIR:ROBERT”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge in band "THE·BRITISH·GLORY·REVIV·D·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON···".

Reverse: Inscribed above in band "MAKE:ROOM:FOR:SIR:ROBERT".

Provenance

After 1892, by exchange of duplicates to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1919)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury