16.16 Chrysobull of the Prince of Wallachia, Gregory II Ghikas
December 7242 (1733)
Romanian Archives, no. 1571
Scribe: Parvan, logofetel
Parchment, 48.2 x 42 cm
Gregory II Ghikas, Prince of Wallachia, makes a gift to Precista Monastery in Focshani, which was built 'from the foundations' by his uncle, the Voivode of Moldavia, Nicholas Mavrokordatos, and is a dependency of Vatopedi Monastery. He grants it the right, for the duration of his reign, to receive 200 blocks of salt a year from the royal salt-mine at the time when other monasteries are receiving theirs, for his commemoration. He also permits the monastery to receive from the royal custom-house at Focshani the sum of 60 thalers a year (five thalers a month) for wax and oil. Lastly, he urges the rulers who succeed him to renew these rights for the monastery.
Witnessed by thirteen boyars, members of the Divan of Wallachia.