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Admiral Edward Vernon: Portobello

Circular medal of Edward Vernon, admiral of British fleet. Coin turn. Obverse: Admiral Vernon standing at center on platform, holding a sword in right hand and a mace in left hand; inscribed in band at edge "THE·BRITISH·GLORY·REVIV·D·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON·". Reverse: Multiple ships at a...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in band at edge "THE·BRITISH·GLORY·REVIV·D·BY·ADMIRAL·VERNON·". Reverse: Inscribed in band at edge "HE·TOOK·PORTO·BELLO·WITH·SIX·SHIPS·ONL·" and in exergue "NOV·22·1739".

Credit Line

Source unidentified

English, 1739

Catalogue Raisonné

Betts 236.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

01.2054.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; pinchbeck

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals