Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Mortgage Marker for a Loan by Contributors (ca. 400-250 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), ca. 400-250 BCE
IG II² 2722 = Finley 1951, 132 (no. 44) = PHI 4973 = AGRW ID# 22703
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1540


Horos slab of white marble. On "contributors" (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 sold (?) . . . to the contributors (eranistai) on condition of release for a loan of . . . (unintelligible markings).

Translation by: Harland

[ὅρ]ο[ς χωρίο] | [πεπρ]αμένο | [ἐρα]νισταῖς | [ἐπὶ] λύσε[ι] | {one tall vertical line and one short vertical line}.

Item added: February 16, 2016
Item modified: February 3, 2020
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