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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £220

Estimate: £150 - £180

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, 38mm (Adams PBv 25-U; Betts 201; MI –). Minor deposit on reverse, otherwise extremely fine £150-£180


Provenance: Bt C. Plante July 2003