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Medal commemorating the capture of Porto Bello by Admiral Vernon: CM.79.40-1919

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Current Location: In storage

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Medal commemorating the capture of Porto Bello by Admiral Vernon

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-11-22) by Fry, Geoffrey

Dating

Production date: AD 1739

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 26.6 mm Diameter 26.6 mm Weight 5.78 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Half length figure of Admiral Vernon three quarters left, staff in his left hand

  • Text: Legend: ADMIRAL . VERNON . TOOK . PORTO . BELLO.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Six ships entering Port Bello harbour

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.79.40-1919
Primary reference Number: 229411
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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