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Admiral Edward Vernon: Portobello

English
1739


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

01.2419.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; pinchbeck

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Edward Vernon, Admiral of British navy. Coin turn.

Obverse: British royal arms.

Reverse: Multiple ships at Portobello harbor; inscribed above in band “·PORTO·BELLO·TAREN·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON·WITH·SIX·SHIPS·NOV·22·1739·” and in exergue “[rosette] I [rosette] W [rosette]”.

Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed above in band "·PORTO·BELLO·TAREN·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON·WITH·SIX·SHIPS·NOV·22·1739·" and in exergue "[rosette] I [rosette] W [rosette]".

Credit Line

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