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Medal commemorating the Capture of Porto Bello by Admiral Vernon and Commodore Charles Brown: CM.16-1942

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Current Location: In storage

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Medal commemorating the Capture of Porto Bello by Admiral Vernon and Commodore Charles Brown

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942-05-9) by Stephenson, J. S.

Dating

Production date: AD 1739

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 38.6 mm Diameter 38.6 mm Weight 14.64 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Two half length figures of Vernon facing right and of Commodore Brown three quarter left each with a staff in his hand

  • Text: ADMIRAL VERNON AND COMMODORE BROWN In exergue: TOOK PORTO BELLO
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: View of the port six ships entering Porto Bella harbour placed three and three the upper left sailing two the lower right to small vessels inside

  • Text: WITH . SIX . SHIPS . ONLY . NOV . 22 . 1739
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.16-1942
Primary reference Number: 229397
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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