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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £260

Estimate: £200 - £260

Portobello Medals with Vernon’s portrait alone, Capture of Portobello, 1739, a pinchbeck medal, unsigned, half-length figure of Vernon left, head facing, rev. Portobello harbour, three ships inside and three outside, 27mm (Adams PBv 3-C; Betts –; MI –; E 552). About extremely fine, scarce £200-£260


Provenance: Bt C. Plante February 1997