London ( 549A), The Mews Gate (Charing Cross), John Maitland, 1655


17th century token

Westminster (Metropolitan Middlesex)

The Mews Gate (Charing Cross)

John Maitland, 1655

Obv:  IOHN MAITLAND              =        1655

Rev:  AT THE MEWES GATE     =        M / I / M


Dickinson 549A, Norweb 8818.

Nearly Very Fine and extremely rare - possibly the best known specimen.

The Mews Gate was the entrance to the former Royal Mews, facing Charing Cross.  The Mews covered the area presently occupied by the National Gallery.