Mar. 12, 1317

“Special Taxation of Jews” issued by Duke Friedrich III (the fair) of Austria [Present-day Austria, Germany; House of Habsburg]: “[…] in light of the many services rendered to Us by the noble Lord Otto von Ochsenstein […] We guarantee him and his heirs the payment of 300 Mark of pure silver of which they are to receive 100 Mark immediately from Our chamber servants, the Jews […], who reside in Colmar […].” [Researcher’s note: The Document was issued in the former “Free Imperial City of Offenburg, Germany.”]
Darmstadt, StA, B 2, Nr. 115, Orig., lat., Perg. (“Darmstadt, City Archive, B 2, No. 115, Original, Latin, [on] Parchment Paper”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/6/2017