London (1963), Moorfields, Richard Marten


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17th century token

City of London


Richard Marten [at the sign of the fountain]

Obv: RICHARD MARTEN        =        Fountain

Rev: IN MORE FEILDES         =        M / R M

0.58g, 15.2mm dia.

BW 1963, Norweb -.

Fine to Good Fine, some verd. and damage to centre on both sides.  Exceedingly rare - we are not aware of any other example.

Williamson and others say that the device is "Pope's bust with triple crown", but it looks more like a fountain.  There was, however, a Pope's Head tavern in Moorfields.