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, rev. six ships entering Portobello harbour, 38mm (Adams PBv 29-Z; Betts 217; MI –). Extremely fine £300-£400


Provenance: Bt R. Vlack September 1991