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Triton XX, Lot: 1624. Estimate $750.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREAT BRITAIN, temp. Hanover. Edward Vernon. 1684-1757. Æ Medal (38.5mm, 10.72 g, 8h). Capture of Portobello. Dated 22 November 1739. THE · PRIDE · OF · SPAIn · HUMBLED · BY · ADMIRAL · VERNON, Vernon standing right, receiving sword from Spanish admiral Blas de Lezo, kneeling left; DON BLASS above; stern of British ship in background to right / HE · TOOK · PORTO · BELLO · WITH · SIX · SHIPS · ONLY, six English ships entering the harbor of Portobello. Adams-Chao PBv1 1-A; MI 552/167; Eimer –; Betts 304. EF, attractive brown surfaces.

From the J. Eric Engstrom Collection, purchased from Van der Dussen, February 1965.