Kutna Hora is a large town in Central Bohemia, Czech republic. Kutna Hora is inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Heritage List since 1995. Ever since the end of the 13th century the history of Kutna Hora has been inseparably linked to the mining of silver ore. The historical centre is an architectural jewel of European importance, and the late gothic Church of St. Barbora and the Cathedral of Our Lady in Sedlec, rebuilt in the baroque gothic style, create a notional entrance gateway to the royal mining city. In 1300 King Wenceslaus II issued the mining legislation „Ius regale montanorum“ and in the same year he initiated a coinage reform. One century later another king, Wenceslaus IV, issued the Kutná Hora Decree, which amended the proportion of votes at Prague University in favour of the Czechs.