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Admiral Edward Vernon: Portobello

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...

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Inscription

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".

Provenance

After 1892, by exchange of duplicates to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

British, 1739

Accession Number

92.1079

Medium or Technique

Metal; pinchbeck

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals