Admiral Vernon "Carthagena" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1945.33
Date: 
1741
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 7/16 in. ( 3.7 cm )
Description: 
Brass struck medal with obverse showing full-length standing figure of Vernon facing three-quarters to the left, with baton in his left hand; cityscape in background; legend within line border: "ADMIRAL:VERNON:VIEWING:THE:TOWN:OF:CARTHAGENA"; in exergue: "1740:1." Reverse depicts group of sailing ships with distant view of city in background, labelled: "CARTHAGENA," at left, and "S IOSEPH," at right; legend around border: "THE FORTS OF CARTHAGENA DERSTROYD BY ADm VERNON/1741."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group