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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Copper struck medal with obverse showing full-length figure of Vernon, standing on platform and holding baton in right hand; cannon at left, ship at right; legend within line border: "THE BRITISH GLORY REVIV D BY ADMIRAL VERNON." Reverse depicts group of vessels entering harbor with tower on either side; date in exergue: "NOV. 22. 1739"; surrounding legend: "WHO TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY."
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