YNER 08, 13 (P112505)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Museum Number

YBC 16607

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. 1(gesz2) 1(u) sze gur 1(asz) 5(ban2) gur-ta
 en: 70 gur barley, 1 gur 5 ban2 each,
2. 1(gesz2) 5(u) gur 1(asz) 4(ban2) gur-ta
 en: 110 gur, 1 gur 4 ban2 each,
3. ku3-bi 2(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-na 7(disz) gin2 9(disz) 1/2(disz) sze
 en: its silver: 2 1/2 mana 7 shekels 9 1/2 grains,
  calculation: (70 ÷ 350/300) + (110 ÷ 340/300) ≈ 157 10.6/180 (text has 157 9.5/180)
4. mu {d}szu-{d}suen lugal
 en: year: “Šu-Suen is king;”
5. 1(gesz2) 1(u) gur
 en: 70 gur (barley),
6. ku3-bi 1(disz) ma-na 1(u) gin2
 en: its silver: 1 mana 10 shekels,
  calculation: 70 ÷ 300/300 = 70
7. mu ma2 dara3-ab-zu {d}en-ki ba-ab-du8
 en: year: “The barge Dara-abzu-of-Enki was caulked;”
8. 2(gesz2)# 1(u)# 4(asz)# gur
 en: 134 gur,
9. ku3-bi 2(disz) 1/2(disz) <ma-na> 7(disz) 1/2(disz) <gin2>
 en: its silver: 2 1/2 (mana) 7 1/2 (shekels),
  calculation: 134 ÷ 255/300 ≈ 157 116.5/180 (text has 157 90/180)
  ma of ma-na on tablet, partially erased
10. mu si-ma-num2{ki} ba-hul
 en: year: “Simanum was destroyed;”
  blank space
11. sze ku3-sze3 sa10-a
 en: barley for silver exchanged;
bottom
1. ($ blank space $) 6(disz) 5(u) 7(disz@v) 2(u) 1(u) 5(disz)
 en: 6.57;20 0;0,15
  calculation: 157 9.5/180 + 70 + 157 90/180 + 32 155/180 [rev. 1] = 417 74.5/180 (text has 6.57;20 15 = 417 1/3 + 15 = 417 (60 + 15 =)75/180)
reverse
1. 1/2(disz) ma-na 2(disz) 5/6(disz) gin2 5(disz) sze ku3-babbar
 en: 1/2 mana 2 5/6 shekels 5 grains silver,
2. la2-ia3 su-ga ugula kikken2 sa2-du11 ensi2-ka
 en: replaced deficit, foreman of the mill, regular offering of the governor;
  blank space
3. szunigin# 6(disz)# 5/6(disz)# ma-na 7(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 1(u) 5(disz) sze
 en: total: 6 5/6 mana 7 1/2 shekels 15 grains,
  error 1/2 for 0;20 of sexagesimal notation bottom of obverse
4. sza3#-[bi]-ta
 en: therefrom:
5. 1(u) 4(disz) 2/3(disz) gin2 sa10-am3 x x x zabar uruda szu-nir-ra x
 en: 14 2/3 shekels, exchange middle for ... bronze, copper, standards, ...,
6. 4(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-na ku3-babbar
 en: 4 1/2 mana silver,
7. kiszib3# ensi2#-ka
 en: under seal of the governor,
8. la2-ia3 2(disz) ma-na 1(u) 3(disz) gin2 ku3-babbar x
 en: the deficit: 2 mana 13 shekels silver,
  calculation: 417 105/180 - (14 120/180 + 270) = 132 165/180 (text has 133, potentially with la2 1(u) 5(disz) squeezed in below)
9. nig2-ka9-ak ku3 ensi2-ka
 en: account of silver of the governor,
10. giri3 lu2-kal-la
 en: via Lukalla;
11. mu {d}szu-{d}suen lugal-ta
 en: from year: “Šu-Suen is king”
12. mu us2-sa bad3 mar-tu ba-du3-sze3
 en: to year following: “Amorite Wall was erected.”

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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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  • Museum No.: YBC 16607
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  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.01.00.00, Šū-Suen.02.00.00, Šū-Suen.03.00.00, Šū-Suen.05.00.00 (us2 year)
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Created Creator Authors Project Reviewer Status
2023-01-19 at 09:57:24 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Pagé-Perron, Émilie; Földi, Zsombor; Jiménez, Enrique Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved
2019-12-08 at 22:00:57 Englund, Robert K. Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved
2017-03-03 at 09:56:26 Englund, Robert K. CDLI CDLI approved
2016-12-15 at 17:09:25 Englund, Robert K. Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved
2015-09-17 at 12:35:47 Englund, Robert K. Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved
2015-09-17 at 12:33:26 Englund, Robert K. Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved
2015-09-14 at 14:38:15 Englund, Robert K. Cripps, Eric L.; Jiménez, Enrique CDLI approved
2015-09-13 at 10:07:55 Englund, Robert K. Cripps, Eric L. CDLI approved
2015-09-12 at 10:26:28 Englund, Robert K. Cripps, Eric L. CDLI approved
2015-09-12 at 10:19:56 Englund, Robert K. Cripps, Eric L. CDLI approved
2015-03-13 at 21:50:10 Englund, Robert K. Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved
2011-07-22 at 13:34:48 Englund, Robert K. Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved
2011-05-02 at 14:15:30 Englund, Robert K. Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved
2009-06-03 at 10:09:56 Englund, Robert K. Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved
2006-10-12 at 12:19:29 CDLI CDLI CDLI approved
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI Santoïemma, Loïc; Foxvog, Daniel A.; Reynolds, Kathryn R.; Aupperle, Eric; Freedman, Sally M.; Lafont, Bertrand; Guidi, Carlo; Hilgert, Markus; Molina, Manuel; Heinle, Michael; Jones, Jillian; Dahl, Jacob L.; Cripps, Eric L.; Guerra, Dylan; Ajango, Kelsey M.; Reid, Nicholas; Galador, Louis; Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved

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Cite this Artifact

“YNER 08, 13 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P112505.

YNER 08, 13 artifact entry (No. P112505). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P112505 (Original work published 2001)

YNER 08, 13 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P112505 (Accessed: March 24, 2023).

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