Obverse Design No legends along the top edge. Along the bottom (in exergue) is the legend "BRAVE:VERNON:OGLE" and on the next line "& WENTWORTH". A full length Vernon is the center wearing a hat and facing forward with his left hand on his hip and his right hand is holding a short baton and pointing to our lower left. On the left side is a full length Ogle facing right. On the right side is a full length Wentworth facing left and holding a tall staff. On each side on Vernon's feet is a lion cub. Both lion cubs have their bodies facing left, but their face looking forward.
Reverse Design Legend curving along the top says "VERNON:CONQUERD:CARTAGENA". There is no line enclosing the legend. Along the bottom (in exergue) is the legend "APRIL" and "1 1741" with part of the ornamental edge of the water above separating the legend. The center is a view of four ships sailing to the right towards a barred entrance between two forts at the right. On a hill to the left is a city and a church with a steeple. A leaf or wave ornamental line divides the water from the exergue.
Distinctions This medal is fairly unique for an Admiral Vernon medal. There are two varieties which have some similarities. One variety has a grained platform and a cannon, besides the three figures and the two lions; that variety has a mis-spelling of "WINTWORTH". The second similar variety has the identical obverse but a Portobello reverse.
Metal Brass. Weight Unknown. Size and Shape Round, 37 mm in diameter.
Rarity Common. Designer or Issuer Not known. Other Catalog Numbers Betts #310, McCormick-Goodhart #234.

Map of Cartagena in 1697
Map of Cartagena in 1697
From Admirals of the Caribbean by Francis Russel Hart