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Admiral Edward Vernon: Havana

British
1739


Catalogue Raisonné

Betts 314.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 38 mm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

92.1077

Medium or Technique

Metal; pinchbeck

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Edward Vernon, admiral of the British fleet. Coin turn and beaded on both faces.

Obverse: Admiral Vernon stands at center, turned to proper right, holding a sword in right hand and with a canon at feet, ship at proper left, and a building at proper right; inscribed above in band “ED:VERNON ESQ:VICE ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE” and at proper right “HAVANAI”.

Reverse: Multiple ships at harbor; inscribed above in band “HE·TOOK·PORTO·BELLO·WITH·SIX·SHIPS·ONLY” and in exergue “NOV·22·1739”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above in band "ED:VERNON ESQ:VICE ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE" and at proper right "HAVANAI".

Reverse: Inscribed above in band "HE?TOOK?PORTO?BELLO?WITH?SIX?SHIPS?ONLY" and in exergue "NOV?22?1739".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury