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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1945.17
Date: 
1739
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/16 in. ( 2.7 cm )
Description: 
Brass struck medal with obverse showing full-length figure of Vernon facing right, with sword in right hand and baton in left; cannon at right, anchor at left; surrounding legend: "THE . BRITISH . GLORY . REVIV . D . BY . ADM . L . VERNON." Reverse depicts group of sailing ship with legend within line border: "HE . TOOK . PORTO . BELLO . WITH . SIX . SHIPS . ONLY"; in exergue: "NOV . 22 . 1739."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group