Historical Artifacts

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. ( 3.9 cm )
Description 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing half-length figure of Vernon, full face, with baton in his left hand; tree at left, ship at right; legend within line border: "HATH . ONCE . MORE . REVIV . D . THE . BRITISH . GLORY"; in exergue: "THE . HON . EDWARD/VERNON . ESQ."; inscription at upper right of field: "FORT/CHAGRE." Reverse depicts ships entering harbor with tower on either side; legend around line border: "BY . THE . TAKEING [sic!]. OF . PORTO . BELLO . WITH . SIX . SHIPS . ONLY . NOV. 22 . 1739"; in exergue: "I W."
Credit Line 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Object Number 
1945.28
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group