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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £440

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. six ships entering Portobello harbour, 37mm (Adams PBv 22-S; Betts 200; MI II, 536/111 var.). About extremely fine


Provenance: Bt K. Vinton May 2017