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Admiral Vernon "Vernon and Brown" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1945.27
Date: 
1739
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing two full-length figures; Vernon at left facing three-quarters to left, baton in his right hand; Brown at right facing left; baton in his left hand; cannon at left of both; legend within line border: "ADMIRAL VERNON AND COMMODORE BROWN"; field chased. Reverse shows group of ships entering harbor; legend around line border: "HE TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY . . "; in exergue: " NOV 2 1739."
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