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Mortgage Marker (frag.) for a Loan by Contributors (IV BCE) Laureion - Attica

Laureion (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), IV BCE
J.Ellis Jones and S.D.Lambert, ZPE 125 (1999), 131-136 (no. 2 ) = SEG 48 (1998), no. 173 = AGRW ID# 22758
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1550


Horos fragment of marble. Now in Laureion Museum (inv. 30). 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 on condition of release to  . . contributors (eranistai) for a loan of  3000 drachmas.

Translation by: Harland

[ὅ]ρο[ς — — πε]|[πρ]αμέν[— ἐπ]|ὶ̣ λύσει Α[—]|ι̣ου ἐραν[ιστα]||[ῖ]ς XXX | vac.

Item added: February 17, 2016
Item modified: April 2, 2020
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