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Ref: 5545

Admiral Vernon & Commodore Brown, Portobello taken 1739, brass medal issued by Edward Pinchbeck, rare, superb condition

 

 

Obv: Vernon left and Brown right facing each other with swords drawn, ADMIRAL VERNON AND COMMODORE BROWN around

 

Rev: six ships outside Portobello harbour, WHO TOOK SIX SHIPS WITH PORTO BELLO ONLY around, NOV 22 1739 in exergue

 

 

Condition: Extremely fine for issue; Diameter: 38mm

 

Reference: Adams PBvb9-Q [R6]

 

Notes: Porto Bello lay on the eastern Panama coast and was said to be a centre for Spanish raids on British mercantile shipping in the region. Vernon had declared in the House of Commons that he could take Porto Bello with six ships, and in this he was successful.

 

 

 

Price 650

Admiral Vernon & Commodore Brown, Portobello taken 1739, brass medal

Admiral Vernon & Commodore Brown, Portobello taken 1739, brass medal

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