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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £200

Estimate: £150 - £180

Portobello Medals with Vernon’s portrait alone, Capture of Portobello, 1739, a pinchbeck medal, unsigned, half-length bust of Vernon left, head facing, rev. Portobello harbour, three ships inside and three outside, 27mm (Adams PBv 11-I; Betts 193 var.; MI II, 540/128). Good very fine, scarce £150-£180