Admiral Edward Vernon: Portobello
Diameter and weight: 38 mm (1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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”.
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".
After 1892, by exchange of duplicates to the MFA.
Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury