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389, Lot: 1362. Estimate $100.
Sold for $60. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREAT BRITAIN, temp. Hanover. Edward Vernon. 1684-1757. Æ Medal (36.5mm, 14.65 g, 6h). Capture of Portobello. Dated 22 November 1739. THE BRITISH · GLORY REVIV D · BY · ADMIRAL · VERNON ·, Admiral Vernon standing slightly right, holding baton and sword; behind, canon to right; in background, ship under sail right / HE · TOOK · PORTO · BELLO · WITH · SIX · SHIPS · ONLY, six ships within harbor of Portobello; in exergue, NOV · 22 · 1739. Adams-Chao PBvi 18-CC; cf. MI 537/118; Eimer –; Betts 240. Fine, brown surfaces, some edge irregularities.


From the J. Eric Engstrom Collection.