Admiral Edward Vernon
Betts 242. McCormick-Goodhart 18?
Diameter and weight: 31 mm (1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Edward Vernon, admiral of the British fleet. Coin turn.
Obverse: Standing Admiral Vernon on a platform, holding a sword in each hand with a canon at proper left and a ship at proper right; inscribed at edge in band “THE·BRITISH·GLORY·REVIV·D·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON···”.
Reverse: Robert Walpole standing at proper left with a rope around neck and being pulled by a demon in form of an upright goat at proper right, entering a hell mouth; inscribed above in band “MAKE:ROOM:FOR:SIR:ROBERT”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge in band "THE·BRITISH·GLORY·REVIV·D·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON···".
Reverse: Inscribed above in band "MAKE:ROOM:FOR:SIR:ROBERT".
After 1892, by exchange of duplicates to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1919)
Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury