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Admiral Edward Vernon: Portobello

British
1739


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

92.1079

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: Three-quarters figure of Admiral Vernong looking to proper right; inscribed above “THE·BRITISH·GLORY·REVIV·D·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON”.

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

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "THE?BRITISH?GLORY?REVIV?D?BY?ADMIRAL?VERNON".

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

Provenance

After 1892, by exchange of duplicates to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury