Admiral Vernon medals by Unknown Artist

Part of a collection of medals struck to commemorate the victory of Admiral Vernon at Portobello in the Panama Peninsula, with Commodore Brown and only six ships.

Details

Acquired in:
1949
Presented by:
Commander L McCormick-Goodhart through The Art Fund

Variety of designs, generally with Admiral Vernon and sometimes also Commodore Brown and 6 ships. Includes 18 silver medals; 41 'normal metal' medals; 60 medals swapped for better examples; 2 more sent at a later date.

Provenance

From the collection of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart.

Venue details

National Maritime Museum Romney Road, Greenwich, LONDON London SE10 9NF 020 8312 6608 www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

Entry details

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