Jul. 31, 1270

“Ordinance” of Bishop Otto of Minden [Bishopric of Minden; Present-day Germany]: “Bishop Otto of Minden announces to the Council, the citizens, and to all other residents of Minden that — since the general synod prohibits Jews from blackmailing excessive interests from Christians, he (too) together with his chapter prohibits Jews to take more than the common 4 Dinars* for each Mark* in interests weekly from residents, clergymen and from the laity, and orders the city to ensure that his prohibition is enforced.” [Researcher’s note: The above text is a translation of a German summary of the original Latin text, both of which can be found in the cited source. *The Dinar and Mark were historical currencies of that region.]
Mitteilungen des Gesamtarchivs der Deutschen Juden. Herausgegeben von Eugen Täubler. Vierter Jahrgang. (“Communications of the Complete Archive of German Jew. Edited by Eugen Täubler. Forth Edition.”); (Leipzig; 1914); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 10/14/2018