master of coin
|Born||In 48 AC or 49 AC|
|Died||In 129 AC, at King's Landing|
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Lord Lyman Beesbury was the master of coin and a member of the small council during the reigns of Jaehaerys I Targaryen and his grandson, Viserys I Targaryen. It is unknown if Lyman was also the Lord of Honeyholt and head of House Beesbury.
Lyman was a man of eighty when King Viserys I Targaryen passed away prior to the Dance of the Dragons. When the small council gathered in the chambers of Queen Alicent Hightower, Lyman was the only one to espouse the claim of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys's preferred heir, over the claim of Prince Aegon Targaryen, Alicent's daughter.
According to Grand Maester Orwyle, who was present in the chamber, Ser Otto Hightower had Lyman arrested and sent to the black cells, where he eventually died of a chill. In contrast, Septon Eustace claimed that Ser Criston Cole, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, slit Lyman's throat with his dagger. Mushroom alleges that Criston instead tossed Lyman from the window onto the spikes of the Red Keep's moat. Eustace and Mushroom were not present, however. Lyman was succeeded as master of coin by Ser Tyland Lannister.