Decrees regulating the export of ochre from KeosRO 40 Date: mid-iv BC
Ll. 39-40, naming Athenians chosen (as envoys?), show that the texts of the decrees of the Kean cities were inscribed under the terms of an Athenian decree which was probably inscribed above the decree of Karthaia.
Decree 1 (Karthaia) . . .  exporting . . . the portions . . . the prosecutor (?) . . . even if . . . (5) the Karthaians have resolved . . . [and invite the Athenians to hospitality in the] city hall; and in order that . . . has been written, . . . shall take care that . . . whatever good they can . . .
Decree 2 (Koresia) Theogenes proposed: the Council and People of the Koresians shall decide: concerning what those who have come from the Athenians say, (10) the export of ochre (miltou) shall be to Athens . . . as it was previously; and so that [the previous decrees of the Athenians] and the Koresians about the ochre may be valid, it shall be exported in a vessel that the Athenians may specify, and in no other vessel; and the producers (ergazomenous) shall pay an obol per talent shipping charge to the shippers (nauklērois); and if anyone exports it in any other vessel, he shall be liable . . . ; (15) and to inscribe this decree on a stone stele and [set it down] . . . of Apollo; and the law as it was previously is to be valid; and information is to be reported (endeixin) to the city commissioners (astunomous); and the city commissioners are to put [a case about it to the vote] in court within [thirty] days; and to the one who exposes (phēnanti) or reports information (endeixanti) . . . of the halves; and if it is a slave who reports information, if he belongs to the exporters, he shall be free and shall receive (20) a third portion (?); and if he belongs to anyone else, he shall be free and . . . ; and he who exposes or reports information shall have right of appeal to Athens; and if the Athenians decree anything else about the securing (phulakēs) of the ochre, what has been decreed shall be valid once received; and the producers shall pay the two per cent tax (pentēkostēn) to the collectors of the two percent tax; and to invite the Athenians to hospitality in the city hall tomorrow.
Decree 3 (Ioulis) (25) The Council and People of the Ioulietans decided: concerning what those who have come from Athens say, the Council and People of the Ioulietans shall decide that the export of ochre shall be to Athens, and nowhere else, from this day forward; and if anyone exports it anywhere else, the vessel and its cargo shall be public property; and the one who exposes or reports information shall have half; and if the informant is a slave, he shall be free and . . . (30) he shall have a share of [- and of?] the cargo; and he who exports ochre from Keos shall export it in a vessel that the Athenians specify; and if anyone exports it in another vessel, he shall be liable . . . and if the Athenians decree anything else about the securing of the ochre . . . what the Athenians decree shall be valid; and there is to be exemption from taxes . . . from the month Hermaion; and to invite the Athenians to hospitality in the city hall; (35) and information shall be reported at Athens to the [Eleven, and at Ioulis?] the presiding officers (prostatas) [shall be responsible for introducing the case?]; and as many as are deemed to have exported [illegally, half their cargo] shall belong to the People of the Ioulietans, half to [the exposer]; and the Council shall inscribe this decree and set it down in the harbour.
The following were chosen: Andron of Kerameis, Lysia- . . . (40) of Phlya, Euphrosynos of Paiania.