BM Messenger 249 (P107128)

Administrative tag excavated in Girsu (mod. Tello), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 020424

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tag

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (pisan-dub-ba)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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object tag
obverse
1. pisan-dub-ba
 en: Basket-of-tablets:
2. sza3 {kusz}du10-gan
 en: in the pouch,
3. e2-kas4 sza3 gir2-su{ki}
 en: messenger house in Girsu,
4. i3-gal2
 en: are here;
reverse
1. iti ezem-{d}dumu-zi-ka
 en: from month “Festival-of-Dumuzi,”
2. iti sze-il2-la?-sze3
 en: to month “Barley-carried,”
  edition has la2
3. iti 7(disz)-kam
 en: (a period of) 7 months,
4. mu us2-sa ki-masz{ki} ba-hul
 en: year after: “Kimaš was destroyed.”

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tag
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: BM Messenger, 249

    [Sigrist1990MessengerTexts] Sigrist, Marcel. 1990. Messenger Texts from the British Museum. Potomac, Maryland: Capital Decisions Limited.

  • history: transliterated Veldhuis ZA 091, 090

    [sec8870] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 020424
  • Accession No.: 1895-10-17, 0464

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šulgi.47.06.00 (us2 year), Šulgi.47.06.12 (us2 year)
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:27:14 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-19 at 09:57:24 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2016-12-15 at 17:01:47 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-12-10 at 21:44:43 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-05-06 at 08:17:04 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 13:26:46 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-05-02 at 14:10:16 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:17:29 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“BM Messenger 249 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107128.
BM Messenger 249 artifact entry (No. P107128). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107128 (Original work published 2001)
BM Messenger 249 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107128 (Accessed: July 16, 2024).
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	month = {aug 19},
	title = {BM {Messenger} 249 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107128},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107128},
}

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