A Collection of Admiral Vernon and Related Medals, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 25th November 2013

Sold for £240

Estimate: £200 - £300

Capture of Porto Bello, 1739, a bronze or pinchbeck medal, unsigned, half-length figure of Admiral Vernon three-quarters left, with baton, reads varnon, rev. view of harbour with six ships, 26mm (Adams PBv 3-C; Betts 191). Very fine, rare £200-300

Footnote

Admiral Edward Vernon (1684–1757), known as ‘Old Grog’, a career naval officer then Parliamentarian. George Washington's half-brother Lawrence served under him and named his estate Mount Vernon in honour of the Admiral