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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £550

Estimate: £300 - £400

Medals with no location, Duke of Argyll and Sir Robert Walpole, 1741, a pinchbeck medal, unsigned, Argyll standing right, leaning on column, rev. Devil striding into the mouth of Hell, leading Walpole by a halter, 37mm (Adams NLa 1-A; Betts 247; MI II, 561/190; E 561). Minor flan flaws in centre, otherwise extremely fine £300-£400


Provenance: Bt C. Plante March 2002