Australia New South Wales
Medal - Board of Architects New South Wales, 1927 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Artist: Rayner Hoff
Other Details: This medal was issued by the Board of Architects of New South Wales. The Board is a statutory body which administers the Architects Act 1921. This Act protects consumers by maintaining a register of persons who may legally use the title 'architect', and by prosecuting architects in the event of breach of the Act. The Board also promotes public interest in architecture.

Physical Description

A bronze prize medal (64 mm diameter) featuring Athena in Corinthian helmet at the centre of the New South Wales crowned Cross and an older man hands torch to youth.

Obverse Description

At centre head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with snake facing right at the centre of the New South Wales crowned Cross around DECORA . ALTA . FVTVRIS; around all, BOARD OF ARCHITECTS . NEW SOUTH WALES .

Reverse Description

Older man, bearded hands burning torch to youth; around, TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW THE TORCH BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH incuse in field left, G. RAYNER / HOFF 1927

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