Louis Osman

EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE MEDAL

1975

Cast silver, cast bronze

The Goldsmiths’ Company acquired a design drawing in 2018 for an Osman medal commissioned to mark the European Architectural Heritage Year in 1975. 

Both design and medal demonstrate the care Osman took over the layout and exact placing of text. A section drawing shows the inscription curling around the inside ridges of an ammonite-like spiral, designed to be cast by the lost wax process in bronze.