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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Carthagena" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.13916
Date: 
1739
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass struck medal with obverse showing figure of Admiral Vernon facing right, holding sword in left hand and receiving with his right hand the sword of Don Blass, kneeling at right and facing left, with both hands extended; legend within line border: "THE SPANISH PRIDE PULL D DOWN BY ADMIRAL VERNON"; in exergue: "G/BRADBURY." Reverse depicts group of sailing ships with legend around line border: "WHO TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY"; inscription in exergue: "NOV 2 1739."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group