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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £140

Estimate: £200 - £260

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, three ships inside and three outside, 27mm (Adams PBv 16-M; Betts 194; MI –). About extremely fine £200-£260


Provenance: F.C.C. Boyd Collection; J.J. Ford Jr Collection, Part 13, Stack’s Auction (New York), 16 January 2006, lot 527