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Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon and Brown / Satan and Walpole (ca. 1739), e

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Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon and Brown / Satan and Walpole (ca. 1739), e
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Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon and Brown / Satan and Walpole (ca. 1739), ex-Adams, ex-Craige. AC-NLv8G. 35 mm, 9.65 grams. Choice AU+ with hint of luster and original brassy color on fields, very sharp details. AC: "Clearly more a political piece than a historical medal, contrasting the noble heroes on one side with the evil-doing Walpole on the other." The NO EXCISE statement in the exergue on reverse refers to an import tax proposed by Walpole in 1733 that was defeated but then brought up again in 1739, when these Vernon medals were made. Walpole is generally considered the first de facto Prime Minister of Great Britain. XRF: 50.94% copper, 47.37% zinc, 1.30% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Ted Craige Collection.