Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Brass struck medal with obverse showing full-length figure of Admiral Vernon facing right, standing on solid platform, sword in his right hand, baton in left; cannon at right, sailing ship at left, small ornament in exergue; legend within line border: "THE . BRITISH . GLORY . REVIV . D . BY . ADMIRAL . VERNON." Reverse depicts a group of vessels at center flanked by towers; legend within line border: "HE 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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