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

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Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £200

Estimate: £200 - £300

Portobello Medals with Vernon’s portrait alone, Capture of Portobello, 1739, a pinchbeck medal, signed T.M., 39mm (Adams PBv 10-H; Betts –; MI pl. clvi, 1); a pinchbeck medal, unsigned, 34mm (Adams PBv 12-J; Betts 189 var.; MI –); a copper medal, unsigned, 38mm (Adams PBv 17-N; Betts –; MI pl. clv, 2); a pinchbeck medal, signed T, 39mm (Adams PBv 19-N; Betts 176 var.; MI pl. clv, 1); a pinchbeck medal, unsigned, 38mm (Adams PBv 31-CC; Betts 205; MI –); a copper medal, unsigned, 37mm (Adams PBv 32-X; Betts 204; MI –) [6]. Varied state, one pierced £200-£300

Footnote

Provenance: Second and third P. Flanagan Collection, Stack’s/Bowers Auction (New York), 16 November 2011, lot 5218 (part); fourth bt J.D. King August 2002