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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal

Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal
Title
Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal
Date 
1739
Medium 
Copper
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Description 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing half-length figure of Admiral Vernon facing left, with baton in right hand; fluke of anchor in front; legend within line border: "ADMIRAL VERNON TOOK PORTO BELLO." Reverse shows group of sailing ships with legend: "WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY"; in exergue: "NOV. 22. 1739."
Credit Line 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Object Number 
1945.6
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group