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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Chagre" Commemorative Medal

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Title:
Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Chagre" Commemorative Medal
Date: 
1740
Medium: 
Copper
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Date End: 
1 740
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
Date Begin: 
1740
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group