Admiral Edward Vernon: Cartegana
Diameter and weight: 36 mm (1 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Edward Vernon, admiral of the British fleet. Coin turn.
Obverse: Admiral Vernon standing on block with harbor and ships behind; inscribed in band at edge “ADAML·VERNON·VIEWING·THE·TOWN·OF·CARTHAGENA”.
Reverse: Multiple ships at harbor; inscribed at edge “HE DESTROY D THE FORTS OF CARTHAGENA”, at center “DON BLASS”, and in ex “APRIL 1741”.
Obverse: Inscribed in band at edge "ADAML·VERNON·VIEWING·THE·TOWN·OF·CARTHAGENA".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "HE DESTROY D THE FORTS OF CARTHAGENA", at center "DON BLASS", and in ex "APRIL 1741".
After 1892, by exchange of duplicates to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1919)
Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury