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

Date of Auction: 25th November 2013

Sold for £150

Estimate: £200 - £250

Capture of Porto Bello, 1739, bronze or pinchbeck medals (2), unsigned, similar, both 37mm (Adams PBvb 11-S, 12-U); Capture of Porto Bello, 1739, bronze or pinchbeck medals (2), unsigned, Don Blass, kneeling, surrenders his sword to Vernon, revs. view of harbour with six ships, 38 and 37mm (Adams PBvl 1-A, 2-B; Betts 304, 307) [4]. Fine or nearly so £200-250


Don Blass, the Spanish Admiral Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta (1689–1741), known as Patapalo (Pegleg) and, later, Mediohombre (Half-man) for the many wounds he had suffered in the service of his country