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Mortgage Marker for a Loan by Contributing-members with Philon (ca. 400-250 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
IG II² 2700 = Finley 1951, 129 (no. 31) = PHI 4951  = ID# 22690

 ca. 400-250 BCE


Horos slab of limestone found near the temple Daphneios. On "contributing-members" (eranistai) as ongoing associations rather than merely ad hoc loaning groups, see the recent study by Thomsen 2015. The phrase "sold on condition of release" (πεπραμένων ἐπὶ λυσει) denotes not an actual sale, but the offering of securities for a loan with an expectation that the pledged securities would be "released" upon repayment of the loan.

Marker (horos) (?) . . . of a property and house sold on condition of release to the contributing-members (eranistai) who are with Philon for a loan of 2000 drachmas.

Written/translated by: Harland

[ὅρος χω]ρίο[υ] | [κα]ὶ οἰκίας πε|[π]ραμένων ἐπ|ὶ λύσει ἐρανισ||ταῖς τοῖς με|τὰ Φίλωνος | ΧΧ.

Item added: February 16, 2016
Item modified: February 16, 2016
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