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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Carthagena" Commemorative Medal

Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Carthagena" Commemorative Medal
Title
Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Carthagena" Commemorative Medal
Date 
1741
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description 
Brass struck medal with obverse showing full-length figure of Vernon at left, facing right, sword in his right hand; he is receiving the sword of Don Blass who is kneeling at right, facing left; ship at right; inscription above, at right: "DON BLASS"; legend: "THE . PRIDE . OF . SPAIN . HUMBLED . BY . AD . VERNON."; ornament in exergue. Reverse depicts ships entering harbor, with legend above: 'VERNON : CONQUERED : CARTAGENA"; in exergue, below ornament: "APRIL 1 1741."
Credit Line 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Object Number 
1945.34
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group