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Mortgage Marker (frag.) for a Loan by Contributing-members (400-250 BCE) Sounion - Attica

Sounion (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
SEG 54 (2004), no. 256  = ID# 22760

 400-250 BCE


Horos fragment of a marble plaque. Found at the silver mine. Now in the Laureion Museum (inv. 34). 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 work-place and slaves (?) . . . sold on condition of release to . . . Name and the contributing-members (eranistai) for a loan of 3000 drachmas.

Written/translated by: Harland

[Ὅρος ἐργασ]|[τηρίου καὶ] | [ἀνδρα]πόδ[ων] | [πεπρ]αμέν[ων] | [ἐπ]ὶ λύσει Ἀ|[- -]δου: έραν|[ισταῖ]ς: XXX

Item added: February 17, 2016
Item modified: March 29, 2016
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