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Mortgage Marker for a Loan by Contributors with Mnesitheos (ca. 350 BCE) Athens area - Attica

Athens area (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 350 BCE
SEG 23 (1968), no. 96 = PHI 291982 = AGRW ID# 22724
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1544


Horos stone found in Teithras subdivision. 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 the houses and surrounding area offered as security to the contributors (eranistai) who are with Mnesitheos from Alopeke subdivision for an eranos-loan of one talent (i.e. 6000 drachmas).

Translation by: Harland

ὅρος οἰκιῶν καὶ | περιοικίου ἀπο{τ}|τιμήματος {ἀποτιμήματος} ἐρα|νισταῖς τοῖς με||τὰ Μνησιθέου | Ἀλωπεκῆ(θεν) vac. τοῦ | ἐράνου τοῦ τα|[λ]αντιαίο.

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