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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal

Title:
Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal
Date: 
1739
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing full-length figure of Admiral Vernon facing three-quarter to the left, with baton in his right hand; cannon at left; sailing ship at right; legend within line border: "THE . BRITISH . GLORY . REVIV . D . BY . ADMIRAL . VERNON." Reverse depicts group of vessels flanked by towers; legend around line border: "TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY"; in exergue: "NOV. 22 1739."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Object Number: 
1945.5
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group