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Admiral Edward Vernon: Havana

Circular medal of Edward Vernon, admiral of the British fleet. Coin turn and beaded on both faces. Obverse: Admiral Vernon stands at center, turned to proper right, holding a sword in right hand and with a canon at feet, ship at proper left, and a building at proper right; inscribed above in...

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Obverse: Inscribed above in band "ED:VERNON ESQ:VICE ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE" and at proper right "HAVANAI". Reverse: Inscribed above in band "HE?TOOK?PORTO?BELLO?WITH?SIX?SHIPS?ONLY" and in exergue "NOV?22?1739".


After 1892, by exchange of duplicates to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1919)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

British, 1739

Catalogue Raisonné

Betts 314.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; pinchbeck




Numismatics, Medals