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Admiral Vernon "Havana and Porto Bello" Commemorative Medal

Admiral Vernon "Havana and Porto Bello" Commemorative Medal
Title
Admiral Vernon "Havana and Porto Bello" Commemorative Medal
Date 
1739
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 7/16 in. ( 3.7 cm )
Description 
Brass struck medal with obverse showing full-length figure of Vernon facing three-quarters to left with sword in his right hand; his left hand on hip; cannon at his feet; ship at right; castle with three turrets at left labelled below: "HAVANA"; surrounding legend within line border: "ED : VERNON ESQ : VICE ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE." Reverse depicts group of sailing ships with legend within line border: "HE . TOOK . PORTO . BELLO . WITH . SIX . ONLY"; in exergue: "NOV . 22 . 1739 ."
Credit Line 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Object Number 
1945.23
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group