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Mortgage Marker for Loans by Contributors with Epiteles and Neoptolemos (ca. 350 BCE) Laureotike - Attica

Laureotike (Attica, Greece and Macedonia), 350 BCE
SEG 32 (1982), no. 236 = PHI 293481 = AGRW ID# 22730
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1545


Horos plaque of limestone found in excavations of the Asklepiakon mine at Soureza in the washery's basin. 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 work-place and slaves (andrapoda) sold on condition of release to . . . (erasure) and to the contributors (eranistai) who are with Epiteles from Kerameis subdivision for a loan of 1110 drachmas (space) and a loan of the cost for the furnace–560 drachmas–which belongs to Simos from Paiania subdivision, and to the contributors (eranistai) who are with Neoptolemos from Melite subdivision for a loan of 1 talent (= 6000 drachmas).

Translation by: Harland

[ὅρο]ς ἐργαστηρίου καὶ ἀνδρα|πόδων πεπραμένων ἐ|πὶ λύσει {erasure} | {erasure} καὶ ἐρανισταῖς || τοῖς μετὰ Ἐπιτέλους ἐκ | Κεραμέων ΧΗΔ vac. | καὶ ἀπέργαστρα καμί|νωι τῆι Σίμου Παιανιέω | Δ𐅄𐅅 καὶ τοῖς ἐρα||νισταῖς τοῖς με|τὰ Νεοπτολέμου | Μελιτέως Τ.

Item added: February 16, 2016
Item modified: April 2, 2020
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