Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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

Athens area (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), ca. 400-250 BCE
IG II² 2699 = Finley 1951, 128 (no. 30) = PHI 4950 = AGRW ID# 22686
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1531


Horos stone of marble found at Spata (about 20 km east of Athens). 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 and house sold on condition of release to the contributors (eranistai) who are with Aristophon from Eiresidai subdivision for a loan of 1 talent (= 6000 drachmas).

Translation by: Harland

ὅρος χω[ρί]|ου καὶ οἰκία|ς πεπραμέ|νων ἐπὶ λυσ||ει ἐρανισταῖς | τοῖς μετὰ | Ἀριστοφῶν|τος Εἰρεσ|ίδου Τ. vac.

Item added: February 15, 2016
Item modified: January 22, 2020
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