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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Medal

Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Medal
Title
Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Medal
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, holding sword and baton, cannon at right and ship at left; legend within line border: "THE. BRITISH. GLORY. REVIVD BY ADMIRAL VERNON." Reverse shows a group of sailing ships surrounded by legend within line border: "HE TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY"; inscription in exergue: "NOV. 22 1739."
Object Number 
INV.4872
Gallery Label 
The Chinese Boxer Rebellion was crushed by the Peking Relief Expedition, an international force which included Japan, Great Britain and the U.S. This medal, showing the Imperial Chinese five-toed dragon, was authorized in 1905 and designed by Francis D. Millet.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group