BGU 4.1149


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BGU 1149

Partial repayment of a loan (synchoresis)

April 7, 13 BC

(a) Addressee

|2 To Protarchos,

(b1) Party 1

|3 from Gaius Iulius Philios,

(b2) Party 2

and from Marcus Munatius Epi..., |4 a Persian of the epigone, and from his wife Isidora the daughter of Areios, a Persian, |5 acting with her husband as guardian.

(c) Declaration about the partial repayment of 222 drachmas and interest

Concerning the points at issue, Gaius Iulius Philios agrees |6 that he has received from Marcus and Isidora through |7 the money-changing bank of Kastor for the two loans which |8 Marcus and Isidora together with Sextus |9 Pompilius Sarapion, who passed away, received from him |10 according to (two) agreements made through the same tribunal |11 in the ... year of Caesar (Augustus), one in Mecheir of 400 drachmas, |12 and the other in Phamenoth of 150 drachmas, |13 to a total of 550 drachmas, as a partial repayment |14 222 drachmas, and he agrees that he has been paid for the interest |15 on both loans |16 in person and directly (not through a bank) up to Phamenoth |16 of the present 17th year of Caesar (Augustus), so that the remaining 328 silver drachmas |17 are owed to Gaius Iulius Philios by |18 Marcus and Isidora, |19 on receipt of which Philios also agrees ... |20 … |21 within the time he has apportioned to them of two months |22 starting from Pharmouthi of the same year to cancel the two aforementioned |23 loan agreements and to return |24 to Isidora or to whomever of them makes the (final) payment the (two) documents which he received from her as security, |25 a copy of an agreement and a will |26 concerning the slave Zosimos belonging to her,

(d) Penalty clause

|27 but if the debtors Marcus and Isidora do not pay back |28 the 328 silver drachmas when the two months have passed, |29 even so (?) the right to execute (the claim) belongs to Gaius Iulius |30 Philios from the two debtors, who are mutually responsible for payment, and from whomever |31 of them he chooses |32 and from the slave Zosimos and from all of their other belongings |33 in accordance with the aforesaid agreements,

(e) Additional stipulation concerning the slave

and if it so happens |34 that the slave runs away or dies, |35 they agree that even so the (debt) owed is safe from any |36 danger, with all safeguards (and) every kind of protection |37 they introduce being without effect.

(f) Date

Year 17 of Caesar, Pharmouthi 12.

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