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

Date of Auction: 24th April 2019

Sold for £280

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, head facing, rev. six ships outside Portobello harbour, 37mm (Adams PBv 28-X; Betts 204; MI –). Extremely fine, scarce


Provenance: Bt C. Plante July 2003