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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1945.24
Date: 
1739
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass struck medal with obverse showing full-length figure of Admiral Vernon facing right, with sword in his right hand and baton in left; cannon at right, ship at left; legend within line border: "THE . BRITISH . GLORY . REVIV . D . BY ADMIRAL . VERNON"; ornament in exergue. Reverse show group of vessels at center with two towers flanking them; legend within line border: "HE TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY"; date 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