Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Mortgage Marker for a Loan by Contributors with Pantaretos (ca. 400-300 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), ca. 400-300 BCE
IG II² 2743 = Finley 1951, 138 (no. 70) = PHI 4995 = AGRW ID# 22707
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1541


Horos slab of blue marble found on the western slope of Munychia. 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. A Panteretos (either the same man or his grandfather) is attested as a leader of a group of contributors who offered a loan (see IG II² 2345 on this site).

Marker (horos) of a house sold on condition of release to the contributors (eranistai) who are with Pantaretos from Alopeke subdivision for a loan of 1800 drachmas.

Translation by: Harland

ὅρος οἰκίας | πεπραμένης | ἐπὶ λύσει ἐραν|ισταῖς τοῖ||ς μετὰ Παν|ταρέτου Ἀλ|ωπεκῆθεν | Χ𐅅ΗΗΗ.

Item added: February 16, 2016
Item modified: February 3, 2020
ID number: 22707
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