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Medal commemorating the capture of Cartagena by Admiral Vernon: CM.GC.87-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Medal commemorating the capture of Cartagena by Admiral Vernon




History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1941) by Girton College


Production date: AD 1741

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 37.7 mm Diameter 37.7 mm Weight 12.08 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Don Blass kneeling surrenders his sword to Vernon wearing hat: behind him a large ship .

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Six ships entering Porto Bello harbour

  • Text: Legend: HE . TOOK . PORTO . BELLO . WITH . SIX . SHIPS . ONLY. Exergue: NOV . 22 . 1739.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.GC.87-R
Primary reference Number: 229430
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 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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