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Ref: 6350

Admiral Vernon, Portobello taken 1739 and Fort Chagre 1740, pinchbeck medal

 

 

Obv: three-quarter length bust of Vernon facing holding baton, tree to left, ship and houses to right

 

Rev: view of Portobello harbour, six ships below

 

 

References: Adams FCv 3-B; Betts 279

 

Condition: Very fine; Diameter: 39mm

 

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. He raided Fort Chagre the following year.

 

 

Price 250

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