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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £90

Estimate: £80 - £100

Portobello Medals with Vernon’s portrait alone, Capture of Portobello, 1739, a pinchbeck medal, unsigned, three-quarter length figure of Vernon left, rev. Portobello harbour, two ships inside and four outside, 40mm (Adams PBv 13-K; Betts –; MI II, 532/96). Flan cracks, otherwise about extremely fine £80-£100


Provenance: Stack’s Auction (New York), 6-7 May 1992, lot 3186