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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019


Estimate: £120 - £150

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-V; Betts 216; MI –). Some corrosion, otherwise good very fine £120-£150


Provenance: G.M. Requa Collection; Norweb Collection, Stack’s Auction (Baltimore), 7-8 November 2006, lot 2162