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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £260

Estimate: £300 - £400

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 27-W; Betts –; MI –). Extremely fine, scarce £300-£400


Provenance: G.M. Requa Collection; Norweb Collection, Stack’s Auction (Baltimore), 7-8 November 2006, lot 2161