Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Mortgage Marker for a Loan by Members of a Brotherhood (ca. 350 BCE) Athens - Attica


Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 350 BCE
IG II² 2723 = Finley 1951, 131 (no. 41) = SIG 1197 = PHI 4974  = ID# 22695


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Horos slab of white marble. 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 sold on condition of release to Kephisodoros from Leukonion subdivision for a loan of 1500 drachmas, to the members of the brotherhood (phrateres = members of a phratry) who are with Eratostratos from Anaphlystos subdivision for a loan of 200 drachmas, to Glaukidians for a loan of 600 drachmas, to Epikleidians for a loan of 150 drachmas, and to the members of the brotherhood who are with Nikon from Anaphlystos for a loan of 100 drachmas.

Translation by: Harland



ὅρος χωρίου | πεπραμένου | ἐπὶ λύσει Κηφι|σοδώρωι Λευκον || Χ𐅅 καὶ φράτερ|σι τοῖς μετὰ Ἐρα|τοστράτο Ἀνα|φλυ ΗΗ καὶ Γλ[α]|υκίδαις 𐅅Η κ[αὶ] || Ἐπικλείδαις | Η𐅄 καὶ φράτερ|σι τοῖς μετὰ Νί[κ]|ωνος Ἀναφλ Η.

Item added: February 16, 2016
Item modified: February 16, 2016
ID number: 22695
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