Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal
diameter: 1 7/16 in. ( 3.7 cm )
Brass struck medal with obverse showing full-length figure of Admiral Vernon facing right, holding sword in right hand and baton in left; cannon at right, ship at left; legend within line border: "THE . BRITISH . GLORY . REVIV . D. BY. ADMIRAL . VERNON." Reverse depicts group of sailing ships with legend around line border: "HT. TOOK . PORTO . BELLO . WITH . SIX . SHIPS . ONLY"; date in exergue: "NOV. 22 1739."
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
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