A short treatise breiflie touching the differences and demands nowe in question depending betwixt ye warden of the Mynt, and the M[aste]r of the Mynt, and worker of ye moneys therof, collected out of sundry Indentures, and auntient presidents of the sayd Mynt, an unpublished tract addressed to James I for the reorganisation of the Mint and confirmation of the privileges of the Master of the Mint, 32ff. (7 blank).
Sir Richard Martin: Treatise on the Reorganisation of the Mint
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Sir Richard Martin (1534-1617), goldsmith, was appointed warden of the Mint in 1560, and held the appointment until around 1595. He was also Master of the Mint, 1581-1617, and Lord Mayor of London, 1589 and 1594.
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Purchased at Christie's, 15th March 1995 (Bute Library sale).
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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Copies of the treatise can be found in the British Library (Harl. MS.6364, Lansdowne MS.706, Add.MS.41613).