Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (30 May 2012)

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Date of Auction: 30th May 2012

Sold for £360

Estimate: £150 - £200

Royal Institute of British Architects, 1919, a silver award medal by C.W. Thomas, decorated column supported by two lions, rev. named (Board of Architectural Education, Awarded to Elie Mayorcas, School of Architecture, Architectural Association, London, 1932), 89mm (BHM –; E –; cf. BM Acq. 1978-82, p.87, 156). Extremely fine; in green fitted case of issue £150-200


Elie Mayorcas (1908-95) was a prominent member of the ‘Festival of Britain’ generation of architects who came to the fore in the 1950s