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389, Lot: 1361. Estimate $150.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREAT BRITAIN, temp. Hanover. Edward Vernon. 1684-1757. Æ Medal (38mm, 14.36 g, 6h). Capture of Portobello. Dated 22 November 1739. THE · BRITISH · GLORY · REVIV · D · BY · ADMIRAL · VERИOИ ·, 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 SIHPY OИLY, six ships within harbor of Portobello; in exergue, ИOV · 22 · 1739. Adams-Chao PBvi 12-O; cf. MI 538/119; Eimer –; Betts 237. VF, brown surfaces.

From the J. Eric Engstrom Collection.