1564, December 4

Stettin (Szczecin)

Stefan Loitz to Johan Rantzau, governour of Holstein: complains that he has trouble paying the 60.000 daler for the Icelandic sulfur trade, because he cannot sell a barrel of sulfur for 30 daler, as was promised, but only 22 or 24.

Created for and published on the HANSdoc website of the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, by Bart Holterman in the context of the research project Between the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea: interdisciplinary Studies of the Hanse. Licensed CC BY.

Copenhagen, Rigsarkivet

Særligt stillede landskaber og unionsriger: D 11 Island og Færøerne, Pakke 30 (Supplement II, no. 35)

One bifolio.



Hole in the paper where the letter was opened.

Signet seal.

Final version

High German


Icelandic summary in Diplomatarium Islandicum, 14:226.

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