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. six ships entering Portobello harbour, 37mm (Adams PBv 26-U; Betts 215; MI pl. clv, 16). Good very fine, scarce
£200-£260

Footnote

Provenance: Bt K. Stephens July 2003