Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Mortgage Marker for a Loan by Tenth Day Celebrators (ca. 400-250 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), ca. 400-250 BCE
IG II² 2701 = Finley 1951, 129 (no. 32) = SIG 1196 = PHI 4952 = AGRW ID# 22692
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1536


Horos slab of marble found at Spata. 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 Hieromnemon from Halai subdivision for a loan of 500 drachmas–according to the agreement deposited with Lysistratos–and to the tenth-day celebrators (dekadistai) for a loan of 130 drachmas, and a security (apotimēma) to the contributors (eranistai) who are with Theopeithes from Ikarion subdivision.

Translation by: Harland

ὅρος χωρίου καὶ οἰκ|ίας πεπραμένου ἐπ|ὶ λύσει Ἱερομν|ήμονι Ἁλαεῖ || 𐅅 κατὰ τὰς συνθ|ήκας τὰς παρὰ Λυσι|στράτωι κειμένα[ς] | καὶ δεκαδισταῖς Η|ΔΔΔ καὶ ἀποτίμημ||α ἐρανισταῖς τοῖ[ς] | μετὰ Θεοπείθους | Ἰκαριῶς.

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