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Admiral Vernon "Vernon, Brown, and Walpole" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1945.21
Date: 
1741
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing standing full-length figure of duke of Argyle, wearing collar of Garter, his right hand resting on pedestal surmounted by crown; military trophies to his left; surrounding legend: ". THE . GENEROUSE : DUKE : OF : ARGYLE"; in exergue: "NO . . PENTIONER." Reverse depicts devil leading Sir Robert Walpole by rope around his neck into open mouth of dragon at left; legend: ". . . MAKE . ROOM . FOR . SIR : ROBERT"; in exergue: "NO: EXCISE."
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