n.1.A master of assay; one who tries or proves.
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These verses about the saymaster portray the Goldsmiths as good determiners of value, able to separate real value from the worthless.
Faringdon, like the saymaster, had the ability to recognize true value; Munday venerates him as one who restored prosperity by correcting inflated prices: "A bushel of Wheate, ten pence sold for ten shillings before" (224n).