Oct. 26, 1400

“Order” of King Ruprecht to (all) Electors, Princes, Custom Officials, and Servants [Present-day Germany; Wittelsbach Dynasty]: “We, Ruprecht […] command with this official letter […] and until this order is revoked, that all the Jews of the empire […] pay a tax called the golden penny (‘gulden pfennig’) due on St. Jacob’s Day […].”
König Rupercht von der Pfalz in seinen Beziehungen zu den Juden – Ungedruckte Königsurkunden nebst ergänzenden Aktenstücken; Gesammelt und mitgeteilt von Moritz Stern; (Kiel, 1898); p. 1; (King Ruprecht of the Rhineland-Palatinate in his Relations with the Jews – Unpublished Royal Documents along with supplementary files; collected and shared by Moritz Stern); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/5/2017