could not so fall out but through the excessive gain which the
King did make upon the Silver more than on the Gold: and it seems
that the proportion was much other between the Merchants in
Bullion, for neer about the same time the King gave Commission to
buy Gold and the Mint of 24 Carrats fine, at 58s. the ounce; and
Silver of 12 ounces fine 5s. 4d. which is almost jj for one.
These confusions did still remain all Kind Edward and Queen
Maries Reigns, but in 14 of Queen Elizabeth the antient sterling