1055037 | GREAT BRITAIN. Admiral Vernon. 1739 Bath Metal Medal. PCGS Genuine, VF Detail - Tooled.
Edge: Plain. 16.16gm. HATH · ONCE · MORE · REVIV.D · THE · BRITISH · GLORY :·, in exergue THE · HON · EDWARD VERNON · ESQ (N's reversed). Half-length figure of Vernon facing forward, in background, tree and row of buildings in front of ship under sail right on sea /
BY · THE · TAKEING · OF · PORTO · BELLO · WITH · SIX · SHIPS · ONLY · NOV · 22 · 1739 · (N's reversed). Six ships under sail right within harbor of Portobelo. Betts 275; MI-548/154; Adams FCv 5-D.
On the Capture of Fort Chagres in Panama.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number 37416925 Friction caused by the Spanish searching British ships trading with the West Indies led to Admiral Edward Vernon's boast in 1739 that he could capture the heavily defended Fort of Portobelo with six ships of the line. This he did on 20 November 1739. He went on to capture in March 1740 the port of Chagres in Panama, an important depot for the trans-shipment of gold and silver bullion from South America to Spain.