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Admiral Edward Vernon: Portobello

English
1739


Catalogue Raisonné

Betts 236.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 40 mm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.2054.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; pinchbeck

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Edward Vernon, admiral of British fleet. Coin turn.

Obverse: Admiral Vernon standing at center on platform, holding a sword in right hand and a mace in left hand; inscribed in band at edge “THE·BRITISH·GLORY·REVIV·D·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON·”.

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

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in band at edge "THE·BRITISH·GLORY·REVIV·D·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON·".

Reverse: Inscribed in band at edge "HE·TOOK·PORTO·BELLO·WITH·SIX·SHIPS·ONL·" and in exergue "NOV·22·1739".

Credit Line

Source unidentified