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

Date of Auction: 25th November 2013

Sold for £220

Estimate: £120 - £150

Admiral Vernon with Admiral Ogle and Lieutenant-General Wentworth, 1739, a bronze or pinchbeck medal, unsigned, Vernon standing centre with others to left and right, small lions between them, rev. view of harbour with six ships, 37mm (Adams PBvow 1-A). Obverse good very fine, reverse nearly so but spotted, the only variety of this composition £120-150


Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750), later Admiral of the Fleet, remembered for an alleged assault on Edward Trelawny, Governor of Jamaica in 1742, and later MP for Rochester. Lieutenant-General Thomas Wentworth (c. 1693-1747), the army commander who sailed with Vernon