Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Mortgage Marker (frag.) for a Loan by Contributors (IV BCE) Athens area [Koropi] - Attica

Athens area [Koropi] (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), IV BCE
SEG 57 (2007), no. 167 = AGRW ID# 22767
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1553


Horos (broken). Found at Koropi, a modern town about 20 km southeast of Athens. 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 (five unintelligible letters) half sold to the contributors (eranistai) who are with Menekratos.

Translation by: Harland

ὅρος χωρίο | κα ΑΟΙΙΝΩ ἡμι|σείην πεπρα|μένων ἐπὶ λύ||σει ἐρανισταῖς | τοῖς μετὰ Με|νεκράτος.

Item added: February 17, 2016
Item modified: February 3, 2020
ID number: 22767
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