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Admiral Edward Vernon: Cartagena

English
1741


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 37 mm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1262

Medium or Technique

Metal; pinchbeck

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Edward Vernon (1684-1757), admiral of the British fleet, commemorating the victory at Cartagena. Coin turn axis.

Obverse: Admiral Vernon and Chaloner Ogle standing and reaching to shake hands and a shell in exergue; inscribed in band above “*ADMIRAL.VERNON.AND.SA CHALONER.OG[LE]”.

Reverse: Ships entering a habor; inscribed in band above “[ ] BRITISH HEROES TOOK CARTHAGENA”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in band above "*ADMIRAL.VERNON.AND.SA CHALONER.OG[LE]".

Reverse: iInscribed in band above "[ ] BRITISH HEROES TOOK CARTHAGENA".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society