Oct. 17, 1347

“Additional Taxation of Jews” issued by King Charles (Karl IV) [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “We, Karl, Roman King by the grace of God, […] announce to those who read or hear this letter/document, that We owe our beloved and loyal servant Burkhard von Eptingen (Purkharten von Eptingen) […] two hundred mark of Colmar weight (currency) for his service, which he has absolved and showed to Us. And in order to guarantee him this debt, we assure him and his heirs twenty mark the of annual taxes of the Jews of Colmar as payment for this debt […] which they are indebted to Us and the kingdom […]. These twenty marks are not to be deducted from the main sum which they have committed to Us and our successors* in the past […].” [Researcher’s note: *The debt of the King was a levy placed on Jews in addition to the taxation the Jews faced every year.]
Colmar, AM, AA 172/5, Orig., dt., Perg. (mit einem Waagerechten Schnitt rechts in der Mitte); (“Colmar, AM, A[rchive for] A[nthropology] 172/5, Orig[inal], German, [on] Parchment Paper.”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 9/9/2017