Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), ca. 400-250 BCE
IG II² 2700 = Finley 1951, 129 (no. 31) = PHI 4951 = AGRW ID# 22690
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1534


Horos slab of limestone found near the temple Daphneios. 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 Philon for a loan of 2000 drachmas.

Translation by: Harland

[ὅρος χω]ρίο[υ] | [κα]ὶ οἰκίας πε|[π]ραμένων ἐπ|ὶ λύσει ἐρανισ||ταῖς τοῖς με|τὰ Φίλωνος | ΧΧ.

Item added: February 16, 2016
Item modified: January 22, 2020
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