Coin of King Rudolph II 2
In Hungary it was called 'harács'. In principal it was a tax collected from non-Muslim men, they paid it to the Muslim state for defence. The amount of the jizye depended on the age, region and the financial state of people concerned. In Hungary only those people had to pay it who owned a movable property worth 300 akche or more, later all the heads of families were obliged to pay. The Hungarians called it the emperor's tax, and at first it was 50 akche, then it increased to hundreds of akches by the 17th century. The jizye was one of the most important financial sources of the Osman Empire, so they did not try to convert many people to the Muslim religion (Islamisation).