Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
"Trapezites", or "tablets", the same whom the Jews
and then at my coming I should have received my own with usury:
this is said not so much to encourage usury, though it may be lawful; and it seems to have been a practice in those times to put money out to use upon a reasonable interest; but to reprove the sloth and inactivity of this servant, upon his own reasonings, and the character he had given of his master.
F26 Maimon. Hilch. Shekalim, c. 1. sect. 9. & c. 2. sect. 1.