Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Mortgage Marker (frag.) for a Loan by Contributors (350 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 350 BCE
SEG 55 (2005), no. 290 = AGRW ID# 22762
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1551


Horos of Hymettian stone found in Kerameikos by the German Archaeological Institute under Bau Z3. 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 sold to the contributors (eranistai) on condition of release for a loan of 450 drachmas.

Translation by: Harland

ὅρος | χωρίο πε|πραμένο | ἐρανισταῖς || ἐπὶ λύσει | ΗΗΗΗ𐅄.

Item added: February 17, 2016
Item modified: February 3, 2020
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