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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal

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Title:
Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal
Date: 
1739
Medium: 
Brass
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Date End: 
1 739
Description: 
Brass struck medal with obverse showing half-length figure of Vernon facing three-quarters to the left, with baton in left hand; legend around line border: "THE . BRITISH . GLORY . REVIV . D . BY . ADMIRAL . VERNON." Reverse depicts ships entering harbor; legend around line border: "WHO . TOOK . PORTO . BELLO . WITH . SIX . MEN . OF . WAR . ONLY"; in exergue: "NOV. 22. 1739."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Object Number: 
1945.31
Date Begin: 
1739
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group