ca. 1389

“Official Registry” of Archbishop of Peter of Mainz, year 1389* [Archbishopric of Mainz; Present-day Germany] [Provisional]: “[…] the Jews are required to submit two pounds of pepper [corns] to [the estate] of the Archbishop at the beginning of each year. […]” [Researcher’s note: Peppercorns, like many other spices, were extremely valuable and often hard to obtain and considered a ‘luxury item.’ *The original document has been lost and was most likely recreated sometime during Archbishop Peter’s reign; the above date refers to the date of the copy which can be found in the Main State Archive of Magdeburg, Germany.]
Magdeburg, LHA, Cop. 1389, Orig., lat. (“Magdeburg Main (State) Archive, Copy 1389, Orig[inal], Latin.”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/27/2018