Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Mortgage Marker for a Loan by Contributors with Xenopeithes (IV BCE) Rhamnous - Attica

Rhamnous (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), IV BCE
SEG 41 (1991), no. 127 = PHI 294912 = AGRW ID# 22733
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1547


Horos stone. 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. In this case, however, there is no mention of the condition, which may suggest an actual sale, if not a security for a loan.

. . . Marker (horos) (?) . . . of a house sold to the contributors (eranistai) who are with Xenopeithes.

Translation by: Harland

[ὅρος] οἰκίας | [πε]πραμένης | ἐρανισταῖς | τ[ο]ῖς Ξενοπείθου.

Item added: February 16, 2016
Item modified: April 6, 2020
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