Feb. 16, 1331

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day France]: “Louis, the Bavarian prescribes to [Johann III von Rappoltstein] (‘Rappoldstein’) sixty Mark silver from the Jews of Colmar annually and 300 Pound (‘Pfund’) Heller from the Ungeld* of these in exchange for 1100 Mark silver.” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the old original text which can be found in Luck’s Annalen von Rappoltstein. *Ungeld was akin to a consumption tax placed on goods and services.]
Regesten zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland während des Mittelalters. Bearbeitet von Dr. M. Wiener. Erster Teil. (Regesta regarding the history of Jews in Germany during the Middle Ages. Edited by M[eir] Wiener, PhD. First Part.); (Hannover; 1862); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/20/2020