LIN-7FA306: Modern copper alloy medal

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MEDALLION

Unique ID: LIN-7FA306

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A copper alloy medallion dating to the 18th century. The medallion celebrates Admiral Vernons victories over the Spanish colonies in South America during the 'War of Jenkins' Ear. He took Portobello with 6 ships on 22/11/1739. There were loads of different medals issued to commemorate it - your one shows Admiral Vernon on one side standing between a cannon and a ship; on the other side there are six ships entering a harbour. The 'War of Jenkins' Ear' was fought between Britain and Spain in the period 1739-1748. It was essentially a conflict over shipping and trading rights, the nominal trigger being the accusation that Spanish coast guards had cut off the ear of Captain Robert Jenkins when inspecting his ship 'Rebecca'. At the beginning of the war, Admiral Edward Vernon was sent to attack Spanish trading ports in south America. His victories, especially the initial victory at Portobelo in Panama, inspired the British and many medals were struck to commemorate the achievements.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1748
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Diameter: 38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Category: Modern

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: peterborough

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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