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Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon / Porto Bello, 1739, ex-Adams (Plate)

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Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon / Porto Bello, 1739, ex-Adams (Plate)
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Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon / Porto Bello, 1739, ex-Adams (Plate), ex-Craige. AC-PBv39LL. 28 mm, 5.89 grams. Slightly grainy AU, rather dark in color but still faintly lustrous, just a little flattening on the high-relief nose (AC: "an unfortunate nose"). XRF: 47.77% copper, 50.50% zinc, 1.43% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and the Ted Craige Collection, plated on page 75 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao.