1. Table showing (known) money donations made by Roumanian kings to Athos

Protathon

1645

Matei Basarab pays the taxes for the whole of Athos.

1664 Gr. Ghica

send collective donations from the income obtained from the salt mines of Ocnele Mari, etc.

1686 Şerban-Vodă

1809 etc.

etc.

1. Great Lavra

1515–1517

Neagoe Basarab: annual subvention worth 200 thalers

10.I.1535

Vlad Vintilă: annual subvention worth 10,000 + 1,000 aspros [for the collecting person]

1562

Hetman of Moldovia Ion Sturza: 300 + 100 florins per year

20.II.1579

Petru Şchiopul: annual subvention worth 6,000 aspros

1598 [?]

Ieremia Movilă:      "       "        "       "

30.V.1664

Grigorie Ghica: traditional yearly subvention worth 6,000 aspros

1691

Constantin Brâncoveanu: traditional yearly subvention worth 6,000 aspros

1696

Constantin Brâncoveanu: traditional yearly subvention worth 6,000 aspros

23.X.1735

Constantin Mavrocordat: traditional yearly subvention worth 6,000 aspros

1747

Grigorie Ghica: traditional yearly subvention worth 8,000 + 800 aspros

8.XI.1756

Constantin Racoviţă: traditional yearly subvention worth 8,000 + 800 aspros

1768

Scarlat Ghica: traditional yearly subvention worth 8,000 + 3,200 aspros

1780 [–1800 ?]

Petrache Ceramanliu: money to pay the debt of St. Anne's Skete

2. Vatopediou

1515–1517

Neagoe Basarab: annual subvention worth 200 thalers

1526

Vladislav: annual subvention worth [?] thalers

1535 [?]

Vlad Vintilă: annual subvention worth 10,000 aspros

1561

Alexandru Lăpuşneanu: annual subvention worth 300 red gold pieces and 65 Turkish aspros

1692

Constantin Brâncoveanu: annual subvention worth 21,000 aspros

1753

Matei Grigore Ghica: annual subvention worth [?] aspros

3. Iveron

1515 [?]

Neagoe Basarab: annual subvention worth 200 thalers

6.IX.1605

Radu Şerban: "traditional" yearly donation worth 25,000 + 500 aspros

20.II.1649

Gheorghe Ştefan: yearly donation worth 3,200 aspros

1655

Constantin Basarab: yearly donation worth 10,000 + 500 aspros

30.I.1664

Gheorghe Ghica: yearly donation worth 7,000 aspros

1764

Bancherul Stavrache: yearly donation worth 10,000 groschen

4. Chelandari

23.VIII.1517

Neagoe Basarab: 7,000 aspros [each year on Epiphany]

23.IV.1534

Vlad Vintilă: annual subvention worth 10,000 + 800 aspros for the hospital

8.II.1579

Mihnea Turcitul: annual subvention worth 15,000 aspros

5. Dionyisiou

28.IV.1577

Petru Şchiopul: traditional subvention worth 6,000 aspros

20.II.1640

Matei Basarab: traditional subvention worth 4,000 aspros

1692
1695
1713

Constantin Brâncoveanu: traditional subvention worth 4,000 aspros

1715

Ştefan Cantacuzino: traditional subvention worth 8,000 aspros

20.III.1716

Nicolae Mavrocordat: traditional subvention worth 8,000 aspros

20.III.1716

Mihail Racoviţă: traditional subvention worth 8,000 aspros

6. Koutloumousiou

IX.1369

Vlaicu-Vodă: annual subvention worth 1,200 ughi1

1428

Alexandru Aldea: annual subvention worth [?] ughi

29.VIII.1492

Vlad Călugărul: annual subvention worth 2,000 aspros

7.XI.1514

Neagoe Basarab: increased annual donation to 10,000 aspros, 500 aspros for the travelling collector, 700 aspros for the hospital

7. Pantokrator

1692–1709

Constantin Brâncoveanu: yearly 3,000 aspros

27.IV.1452

Vlad Ţepeş: yearly 15,000 aspros for St. Elias Skete

29.VIII.1492

Vlad Călugăru: 1,000 aspros each year

8. Xeropotamou

6.II.1433

Alexandru Aldea: annual subvention worth 3,000 aspros

1515

Neagoe Basarab: annual subvention worth [?] aspros

1.V.1533

Vlad Vintilă: annual subvention worth 5,000 + 500 aspros

1757–1765

50,000 groschen from the Roumanian Principalities

1757–1758

Teodor Calimah: 150 lei per year

II.1760

Scarlat Ghica: 800 Lei per year, and "once for all" 8,000 Lei, and 500 for the traveller

1770

Through Cezar Daponte: a sack of florins

9. Zographou

9.II.1433

Alex. Cel Bun [?] (Aldea [?]) 3,000 aspros "each year"

16.VI.1466

Ştefan cel Mare: 100 Hungarian gold pieces "each year"

13.IX.1471

Ştefan cel Mare: 500 aspros "each year"

13.VII.1500

Radu cel Mare: 3,000 aspros "each year"

1515–1517

Neagoe Basarab: 3,000 aspros "each year"

1534

Vlad Vintilă: 3,000 aspros "each year"

1566

Ruxandra Lăpuşneanu: L.pu.neanu: 100 gold pieces "each year" and 52,000 aspros for the taxes,

1599

Ieremia Movilă: 100 ducats per year

10. Docheiariou

1569 [?]

Ruxandra Lăpuşneanu: 165,000 aspros

11. Karacalou

1570 [?]

Ruxandra Lăpuşneanu: 35,000 aspros

12. Philotheou

12.VI.1447

Vlad Ţepeş: 4,000 + 300 aspros annualy

1488
1492

Vlad Călugărul: 4,000 + 300 aspros yearly

1737
1744
1749
1768

Constantin Mavrocordat, Grigorie Ghica and others 6,600 aspros per year

13. Simonopetra

1540

Radu Paisie: [?] per year

14. Agios Pavlos

28.I.1501

Brothers Barbu, Danciu, Pârvu and Radu Craioveanu donate 2,000 aspros yearly

15. Xenophont

1501

The Craiovescu: yearly 2,000 aspros

1522 [?]

Neagoe Basarab: yearly 2,000 aspros

1526–1528

Radu de la Afumaţi: yearly 2,000 aspros

1535

Vlad Vintilă: yearly 2,000 aspros

1542

Radu Paisie: yearly 2,000 aspros

1575–1577

Alexăndrel: yearly 2,000 aspros

1579

Mihnea Turcitul: yearly 2,000 aspros

1592

Ştefan Surdul: yearly 2,000 aspros

1593

Alexandru cel Rău: yearly 2,000 aspros

1594

Mihai Viteazul: yearly 2,000 aspros

1602

Simeon Movilă: yearly 2,000 aspros

1607

Radu Şerban: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1619

Gavrilaş Movilă: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1621

Radu Mihnea: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1631

Alexandru Iliaş: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

8.X.1635

Matei Basarab: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1654

Constantin Basarab: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1658

Mihnea Vodă: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1665 and 1674 [?]

Radu Leon: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1703

Const. Brâncoveanu: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1718

Nicolae Mavrocordat: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1740

Constantin Mavrocordat: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1763

Matei Racoviţă: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1766

Scarlat Ghica: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1769–1803

From another 9 chrysobulls: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1813

Gheorghe Caragea: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

1819 and 1820

Alexandru şi Mihai Şuţu: yearly 10,000 + 1,000 aspros

16. Gregoriou

1500

Ştefan cel Mare: 24,000 aspros for purchasing the kelion of St. Trifon in Karies

1502

Ştefan cel Mare: yearly donation worth [?]

1517

Ştefan cel Mare: yearly donation worth [?]

1520

Ştefăniţă: yearly donation worth [?]

1553

Alexandru Lăpuşneanu: yearly donation worth [?]

1761

Alexandru Ghica: yearly donation worth [?]

17. Esphigmenou

1517

Neagoe Basarab: yearly donation worth [?]

1546

Petru Rareş: yearly donation worth [?]

1808–1817

From the Floreşi metochion, Tutova, yearly 1,500 groschen

1818

From the Floreşi metochion, Tutova, yearly 12,000 groschen

18. Panteleimon

12.VI.1457

Vlad Ţepeş: yearly donation worth [6,000 aspros?]

1487

Vlad Călugărul: yearly donation worth [6,000 aspros?]

1496

Radu cel Mare: yearly donation worth 3,000 + 40 aspros

1505

Radu cel Mare: yearly donation worth 4,000 aspros

1517

Neagoe Basarab: yearly donation worth 4,000 aspros

1743

Ion Mavrocordat: yearly donation worth 100 piastres [= 10,000 aspros]

3.III.1750

Constantin Racoviţă: yearly donation worth 150 piastres [= 15,000 aspros]

1753

Constantin Racoviţă: yearly donation worth 150 piastres [= 15,000 aspros]

1751

Matei Ghica: yearly donation worth 150 piastres [= 15,000 aspros]

1855

Grigore Ghica: yearly donation worth 150 piastres [= 15,000 aspros]

1757

Scarlat Ghica: yearly donation worth 150 piastres [= 15,000 aspros]

1759

Grigore Ghica: yearly donation worth 560 thalers = 56,000 aspros

1759

Scarlat Ghica: yearly donation worth 250 thalers = 25,000 aspros

1752, 1765

Ghiculeşti: yearly donation worth 250 thalers = 25,000 aspros

1769, 1776

1777

1778, 1780

Moruzi: yearly donation worth 250 thalers = 25,000 aspros

1793

Mihai Şuţu: yearly donation worth 250 thalers = 25,000 aspros

1795

Alexandru Calimah: yearly donation worth 250 thalers = 25,000 aspros

1805–1819

Alexandru Ipsilanti, Caragea, Şuţu: yearly donation worth 250 thalers = 25,000 aspros

19. Kostamonitou

1493

Ştefan cel Mare: 5,000 + 500 aspros yearly

1497

Ştefan cel Mare: 5,000 + 500 aspros yearly

1517

Neagoe Basarab: yearly [?]

1542

Petru Rareş: yearly 6,000 aspros

N.B. As can be seen, especially from the example provided by Xenophont Monastery, the donations were being offered on a regular basis. For this reason these donations must have been much more numerous as evidenced in this table, which includes only the documented donations.


This table and the note have been translated from the original ones found in: pr. dr. Teodor Bodogae, Ajutoarele româneşti la mânăstirile din Sfântul Munte Athos, Sibiu, 1940.


  1  Hungarian gold coin. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries one ughi was equal to 1.73 lei, 300 bani (qv), 1.66 thalers.

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