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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    MG.1496

  • Description

    Commemorative medal; bronze; obverse: half-figure of Admiral Vernon; legend; reverse: fleet of ships with town in background; legend.

  • Date

    • 1739 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 1.02 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        WITH . SIX . SHIPS . ONLY . NOV 22 1739
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        ADMIRAL . VARNON . TOOK . PORTO . BELL .
  • Curator's comments

    See also 1887,0307.G.30 See also 1887,0307.G.30 Associated dates : 1740.

  • Bibliography

    • Montague Guest 1496 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    4 July 2005

    Reason for treatment

    Storage

    Treatment proposal

    Clean metal tokens to remove foam residues

    Condition

    Tokens have polyurethane foam residues covering the surface of the object which have reacted with the surface causing damage and corrosion.

    Treatment details

    cleaned metal tokens with acetone to remove foam residues

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Commemoration of: Capture of Portobelo
    • Associated Event: War of Jenkins' Ear
      1739-1741
    • Associated Event: War of the Austrian Succession
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    MG.1496

  • Additional IDs

    • G.1496
Commemorative medal; bronze; obverse: half-figure of Admiral Vernon; legend; reverse: fleet of ships with town in background; legend.

Obverse & Reverse

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