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    1739 Porto Bello Medal
    Adams PBvb 5-I, Fine Details

    1739 Admiral Vernon Medal, Porto Bello, -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. Fine. Betts-266, Adams PBvb 5-I, R.6.
    On this example from the category depicting Admiral Vernon and Commodore Charles Brown, both men are holding batons on the obverse of this piece. Brown commanded the vessel Hampton Court during the attack on Porto Bello and his prowess was so great that he was singled out by the Spanish governor as the cause for retreating from the battle. The majority of the legends remain clearly visible though corrosion and debris are present on both sides, with the debris actually serving to accentuate the design elements on the reverse and providing that side with an interesting appearance.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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