Dowry contract

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From one of my trips in a traditional guesthouse in Edessa, I found this dowry contract (προικοσύμφωνο) of 1958. It mentions all the different items (such as mattresses, blankets and clothing) and the exact number of those to be transferred to the bride and her husband.

In contemporary Greece, dowry was removed from family law through legal reforms in 1983.

Edessa (2013)