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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello and Chagre" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Copper struck medal with obverse showing half-length figure of Vernon, full face, with baton in his left hand; tree at left, ship at right; legend within line border: "HATH . ONCE . MORE . REVIV . D . THE . BRITISH . GLORY"; in exergue: "THE . HON . EDWARD/VERNON . ESQ."; inscription at upper right of field: "FORT/CHAGRE." Reverse depicts ships entering harbor with tower on either side; legend around line border: "BY . THE . TAKEING [sic!]. OF . PORTO . BELLO . WITH . SIX . SHIPS . ONLY . NOV. 22 . 1739"; in exergue: "I W."
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