BM Messenger 260 (P107139)

Administrative tablet 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 020206

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (messenger)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 zi3 dub-dub
2. 8(disz) sila3 esza
3. esz3-esz3 lugal u4 3(disz)-kam
4. 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 kasz saga
5. 2(ban2) kasz du
6. 1(ban2) zi3 sig15
7. 5(disz) sila3 zi3-gu
8. 1(ban2) zi3 dub-dub
9. 5(disz) sila3 esza
10. sa2-du11 lugal u4 3(disz)-kam
11. {d}szul-gi
12. sza3 gu2-ab-ba{ki} gu-la
reverse
1. er2 su!-a {d}na-ru2-a
2. 1(barig) 1(ban2) kasz saga
3. 3(barig) kasz du
4. 3(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 zi3 sig15
5. 2(barig) dabin
6. 2(ban2) 1(disz) sila3 zi3 dub-dub
7. 1(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 esza
8. 1/3(disz) sila3 i3-gesz
9. {d}szul-gi ezem-ma tusz-a
10. u4 7(disz)-kam
11. iti ezem-{d}szul-gi

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Consult sign list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: BM Messenger, 260

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

    Accessioned in the BM: 95-10-17,246


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  • Museum No.: BM 020206
  • Accession No.: 1895-10-17, 0246

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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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
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 12:17:30 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 260 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107139.
BM Messenger 260 artifact entry (No. P107139). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107139 (Original work published 2001)
BM Messenger 260 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107139 (Accessed: July 16, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-16]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {BM {Messenger} 260 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107139},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P107139},
}

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