Lot #5. 1739 Admiral Vernon Porto Bello Taken. Similar to Betts-204. Brass. VF.
The June 2009 Baltimore Auction - 6/11/2009
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36.5 millimeters. The basic design matches that of Betts-204, but there are circles between the words in the obverse legend instead of periods. Additional, Vernon's finger points to the left side of the E in THE and his elbow points to the VE in VERNON/ A very attractive, originally preserved piece with blended medium-brown and sandy-gold patina that is a bit more even on the obverse.