The ‘Merchant of the Islands’ Collection of Admiral Vernon Medals

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £140

Estimate: £200 - £260

Medals with no location, Admiral Vernon and the Duke of Argyll, 1739, a pinchbeck medal signed I.M., three-quarter length figure of Vernon left, holding baton in left hand, right hand on cannon, rev. Argyll standing, resting left arm on column, 40mm (Adams NLv 5-D; Betts –; MI –). Very fine £200-£260


Provenance: Stack’s Auction (New York), 20-2 January 2004, lot 2462