London (2676A), St Martin's Lane, Martin Snellinge


17th century token

Westminster (Metropolitan Middlesex)

St Martin's Lane

Martin Snellinge

Obv:  MARTIN SNELLINGE         =        flower pot

Rev:  IN ST MARTINS LANE        =        S / M E


Dickinson 2676A, Norweb 9315.

Good Fine, with patina, obv. sl. off centre.  Very rare.

The issuer's sign is either "The Flower Pot" or "The Lily Pot".

The attribution to St Martin's Lane in Westminster (in modern theatreland) is not certain.  There was another St Martin's Lane in the City of London, running from Cannon Street to Thames Street.  However, a Martin Snelling is mentioned in the Westminster Hearth Tax Returns for 1666, living in Petty France, and so on that basis we consider that Westminster is the more likely location.