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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £220

Estimate: £200 - £260

Medals with no location, Admiral Vernon, Commodore Brown and Sir Robert Walpole, 1741, a pinchbeck medal, unsigned, standing figures of Vernon and Brown shaking hands, crown in upper field, ship in lower field, rev. Devil striding into the mouth of Hell, leading Walpole by a halter, 38mm (Adams NLv 8-G; Betts 246; MI II, 561/191). Light scratches in centre of reverse, otherwise about extremely fine £200-£260


Provenance: J.J. Ford Jr Collection, Part 13, Stack’s Auction (New York), 16 January 2006, lot 523