Jul. 9, 1277

“Order” of King Rudolf I [Present-day Germany; Landgraviate of Hesse]: “We, Rudolf, King of the Holy Roman Empire by the grace of God, […] accept the noble Siegfried von Runkel of the Imperial Castle (Reichsburg) Kalsmunt and grant him 100 Mark of Cologne Pennies (Kölner Pfennige) for his voluntary service to the Empire […].  To this end, We pledge Siegfried 10 Mark annually to be paid by Our Jews in Wetzlar […] until a payment of 100 Marks has been fully made to him or his successors […] for which Siegfried is to purchase goods. […].”
Neuwied, Fürstlich Wiedisches Archiv, 53-6-1, Nr. 2167, Orig., lat., Perg. (“Neuwied, Princely Archives of Wied, 53-6-1, No. 2167, Original, Latin, [on] Parchment Paper”); Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 3/22/2017