Dec. 22, 1623

Special Decree issued by Ferdinand II [Holy Roman Empire; Present-day Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary]: “The Jews of Vienna are to refrain from purchasing, melting and exporting of silver or ‘Pagament’* as per the highest Jewish ban or […] to lose their privileges and to face corporal punishment and confiscation.” [Researcher’s note: *”Pagament” may be a variation on the current German word “Pergament” as in “Pergamentpapier” which refers to parchment paper and was probably rather valuable back then.]
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918. p. 82, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/20/2016 ADD ENGLISH TRANSLATION