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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £100

Estimate: £100 - £120

Portobello Medals with Vernon’s portrait alone, Capture of Portobello, 1739, a pinchbeck medal, unsigned, three-quarter length figure of Vernon left, head facing, rev. Portobello harbour, three ships entering and three outside, 38mm (Adams PBv 7-E; Betts 186; MI II, 540/127). Slightly bent, otherwise good fine, rare £100-£120