Lot #2. 1739 Admiral Vernon Medal. Porto Bello and Carthagena. Betts-307. Copper. VF Corroded, Cleaned.
The November 2009 Baltimore Auction - 11/12/2009
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37 millimeters. Obv: full-length figure of Admiral Vernon, facing three-quarters to the right, receiving with his right hand the sword of Don Blass, who kneels facing left with ship behind. Rev: ships sailing before harbor bordered by two forts, date below in exergue. Curiously bright orange-copper surfaces with light pitting and a somewhat glossy texture.