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

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Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £240

Estimate: £200 - £260

Medals with no location, Admiral Vernon and Sir Robert Walpole, 1741, a pinchbeck medal, unsigned, Vernon standing facing, ship to left, cannon to right, rev. Devil striding into the mouth of Hell, leading Walpole by a halter, 31mm (Adams NLv 6-E; Betts 242; MI II, 561/192). Very fine, scarce £200-£260

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Provenance: Bt J.W. Adams March 2014