Lot #4. 1741 Admiral Vernon Medal. Vernon at Carthagena. Betts-332. Brass or Copper. VF.
The November 2009 Baltimore Auction - 11/12/2009
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37.86 millimeters. Obv: full-length figure of Vernon facing three-quarters to the left with a ship and fort in field both before and after portrait, periphery inscribed ADMIRAL VERNON THE PRESERVER OF HIS COUNTRY. Rev: bird's eye view of two points of land projecting toward the center of the medal, islands above, forts and ships scattered about, inscription TOOK CARTHAGENA above, date 1741 below. Rich copper-brown patina to both sides with no blemishes of note.