Catalogue Entry: MINT00046

The £60 p.a. allowed for a master's assay master (as distinct from the royal assay master) has for a long time been paid to the deputy master, who has authority to examine the work of the royal assay master.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/103, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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But a separate master's assay master can be employed if the Treasury wishes. [It is unclear whether or not the practice was in fact continued: see Westfall, 606.]

Printed in NC, 4: 394-5.

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