Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Chagre" Commemorative Medal

Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Chagre" Commemorative Medal
Title
Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Chagre" Commemorative Medal
Date 
1740
Medium 
Copper
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Description 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing half-length figure of Vernon, full face, with baton in his left hand; tree at left; fort with steeple at right below the name; sailing ship at right; legend: "VICE AD : RL . OF THE BLEW : & COM : ER . IN CHIEF . OF ALL HIS . MAI : SHIPS IN THE WEST INDIES"; inscription at right of image: "A . VIEW . /OF . FORT . /CHAGRE . "; in exergue: "THE . HON . EDWARD/VERNON . ESQ." Reverse depicts fort at center surrounded by sailing ships; legend: "PORTO BELLO . TAKEN BY ADMIRAL VERNON . WITH SIX MEN OF WAR ONLY . NOV . 22 . ANNO DOM . 1739."
Credit Line 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Object Number 
1945.20
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group