Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (30 May 2012)

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Date of Auction: 30th May 2012


Estimate: £50 - £70

Royal Institute of British Architects, George Godwin Medal, 1881, a silver award by G.G. Adams, bust right, rev. legend around wreath, named (Herbert Austen Hall, F.R.I.B.A., Godwin Bursar, 1919), 56mm. Cleaned in the past, otherwise about extremely fine £50-70


Herbert Austen Hall, F.R.I.B.A. (1881-1968), senior partner in Whinney Son & Austen Hall, was a past president of the Architectural Association. He is associated with the post-war design of several livery halls, primarily the rebuilding of Carpenters' and Clothworkers' Halls, but also the interior and north part of Fishmongers' Hall and an extension to Drapers' Hall