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Mortgage Marker for a Loan by Contributing-members with Xenopeithes (IV BCE) Rhamnous - Attica

Rhamnous (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
SEG 41 (1991), no. 127 = PHI 294912  = ID# 22733



Horos stone. 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. In this case, however, there is no mention of the condition, which may suggest an actual sale, if not a security for a loan.

. . . Marker (horos) (?) . . . of a house sold to the contributing-members (eranistai) who are with Xenopeithes.

Written/translated by: Harland

[ὅρος] οἰκίας | [πε]πραμένης | ἐρανισταῖς | τ[ο]ῖς Ξενοπείθου.

Item added: February 16, 2016
Item modified: February 18, 2016
ID number: 22733
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