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Mortgage Marker for a Loan by Sacrificing Associates [1] (314/313 BCE) Hephaistia on Lemnos - Northern islands


Hephaistia on Lemnos (Northern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 314/313 BCE
E. Culasso Gastaldi, "Lemnos: i cippi di garanzia," ASAA 84 (2006), 509-549, at 533-535 (no. 10) = IG XII,8 19 = Finley 1951, 148-149 (nos. 107-108) = PHI 79201  = ID# 22639


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Horos stone. Here a group of sacrificing associates offers loans with the debtors pledging property and a building as securities (expressed in terms of it being "sold on condition of release" should the debt be repaid). In other words, the sale was not permanent if the loan was repaid.

When Nikodoros was civic leader (archōn), marker (horos) of a property and house sold on condition of release for 1000 drachmas to the sacrificing associates (orgeōnes) of Herakles who is at Kome according to the registry of the sacrificing associates.

When Archios was civic leader, marker of a property and house sold on condition of release for 400 (?) drachmas to the sacrificing associates of Herakles who is at Kome according to the registry of the sacrificing associates.

Translation by: Harland



ἐπὶ Νικοδώρου ἄρ[χον]|τος. ὅρος χωρίου καὶ ο[ἰκί]|ας πεπραμένων ἐπὶ | λύσει Χ∶ δραχμῶν ὀρ||γειῶσι τοῦ Ἡρακλεί[ου]ς | τοῦ ἐ[ν] Κόμει κατὰ τὸ γρα|μματεῖον τὸ ὀργειωνι|κόν. vac.

ἐπὶ Ἀρχίου | ἄρχοντος. ὅρος χωρί||ου καὶ οἰκίας πεπρα|μένων ἐπὶ λύσει | [ΗΗΗ(?)]Η δραχμῶν ὀργε|ῶσι τοῦ Ἡρα[κλ]εί[ου]ς | τοῦ ἐν Κόμει κατὰ τὸ γρ||αμματεῖον τὸ [ὀργει]ω|νικόν.

Item added: February 15, 2016
Item modified: February 24, 2016
ID number: 22639
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