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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Brass struck medal with obverse showing half-length figure of Vernon facing three-quarters to left, with baton in his left hand; legend around line border: "THE . BRITISH . GLORY . REVIV . D . BY . ADMIRAL . VERNON ." Reverse depicts ships entering harbor with tower on either side; legend around line border: "HE . TOOK . PORTO . BELLO . WITH . SIX . SHIPS . ONLY"; in exergue: "BY . COURAGE . AND/CONDUCT ."
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