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Admiral Edward Vernon: Cartegana

British
1741


Catalogue Raisonné

Betts 1919.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 36 mm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.1076

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: 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”.

Inscription

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".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury