Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (6 December 2012)

Date of Auction: 6th December 2012

Sold for £50

Estimate: £50 - £70

Architecture and Building, 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