SWYOR-7B3317: Post Medieval Admiral Vernon medal

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MEDAL

Unique ID: SWYOR-7B3317

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A copper alloy Post Medieval medallion commemorating Admiral Vernon's successful capture of Portobello harbour (in modern Panama) in 1739. Hundreds of different Portobello medals were struck following Vernon's famous victory. This medallion is very worn and corroded, but appears to be a type similar to Betts 266 which shows Admiral Vernon and Commodore Brown on the obverse, and the harbour and the six ships with which it was taken on the reverse. Compare http://www.coins-of-panama.com/vernon/vn2-280.html?Size=SmallNOen

There are many different varieties showing Vernon and Brown, but not enough details survive to fully identify this one. Compare also https://www.yorkcoins.com/md501_-_george_ii_%281727-1760%29,_admiral_vernon_and_the_taking_of_portobello,_1739.htm

See http://www.coins-of-panama.com/vernon.html?Size=SmallNOen for more information about Admiral Vernon and Portobello.

The medal is very worn and the edge is damaged. It measures 31.8mm diameter and is 3.2mm thick. 9.06g. It has a gold green patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1739
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 9.06 g
Diameter: 31.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st April 2013 - Sunday 30th June 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2155

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Craven (District)
Parish or ward: Conistone with Kilnsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD9668
Four figure Latitude: 54.10786582
Four figure longitude: -2.0626732
1:25K map: SD9668
1:10K map: SD96NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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