(1739) Great Britain Admiral Vernon, Porto Bello Medal 37mm - Net Very Good

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Obvious surface corrosion does take away from this Fine+ details medal. But it is still presentable and does make for an unusual and storied addition to any collection.

Subject: Capture of Portobello. Struck 1739.

Obverse: THE · [B]RITISH · GLORY · REVIV · D · BY · ADMIRAL · VERNO (annulet stops), three-quarter length bust of Vernon facing slightly left, pointing and holding baton

Reverse: HE · TOOK · PORTO · BELLO · WITH · SIX · SHIPS · ONLY · (quatrefoil stops), six ships entering the harbor of Portobello; BY · COURAGE · AND/CONDUCT · (annulet stops) in two lines in exergue.

Adams-Chao PBv 26-U; Betts 216



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