Nov. 6, 1553

“Writ” of Ferdinand I [Kingdom of Bohemia/Habsburg Monarchy; Present-day Austria, Czech Republic, etc.]: “[…] permits Flor[rian] Griesbeck of Griesbach to place a tax/levy of 395 Schock of b[ohemian] Gr[oschen] on the Jewish payment/currency/coins (’Pagament’)* forged in Kutná Hora/Kutna Hora (‘Kuttenberg’).” [Researcher’s note: *The term ‘Pagament’ normally refers to a payment of some kind; here, however, it appears to be referring to either forged coins or paper money made of parchment paper. This is a translation of a German summary of the original Czech text both of which can be found in the cited source.]
Zur Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien von 906 bis 1620. Herausgegeben von Gottlieb Bondy, em. Präsidenten der Handels- und Gewerbekammer in Prag. Zur Herausgabe vorbereitet und ergänzt von Franz Dworsky, em. Director des Landesarchivs des Königreiches Böhmens. I. 906 bis 1576. (Prag; 1906); (Regarding the history of Jews in Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia from 906 to 1620. Published by Gottlieb Bondy, fo[rmer] President of the Trade and Commerce and Industry in Prague. Prepared for publication and supplemented by Franz Dworsky, fo[rmer] Director of the National Archives of the Kingdom of Bohemia. I. 906 to 1576.); (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/26/2019 ADD PAGE #