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Admiral Vernon "Portobello Taken" Commemorative Medal

Admiral Vernon "Portobello Taken" Commemorative Medal
Title
Admiral Vernon "Portobello Taken" Commemorative Medal
Date 
1739
Medium 
Copper
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Description 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing shoulder-length portrait of Vernon facing left with baton in his left hand; legend: "ADMIRAL VERNON TOOK PORTO BELLO." Reverse depicts ships entering harbor; surrounding legend: "WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY NOV 22 1739."
Credit Line 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Object Number 
1945.25
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group