Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Copper struck medal with obverse showing half-length figure of Vernon facing three-quarters to left, with baton in left hand; legend around line border: "THE . BRITISH . GLORY . REVIV . D . BY . ADMIRAL . VERNON." Reverse depicts ships entering harbor with tower on either side; legend around line border: "WHO . TOOK . PORTO . BELLO . WITH . SIX . MEN . OF . WAR . ONLY"; in exergue: "NOV . 22 . 1739."
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
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