Salutation Tavern
   On the south side of Newgate Street, with a passage to Rose Street (Rocque, 1746).
   Much resorted to for social gatherings.
   See Oxford Arms Inn.
   This sign of the "Salutation" has undergone many changes. In medieval times it represented the salutation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Angel Gabriel. In Puritan times the Soldier and the Citizen saluted each other. In later times it has been represented by two hands conjoined.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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