UET 9, 0882 (P139012)

Administrative tablet excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq

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National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq

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IM — ?

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

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Tablet

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Clay

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Administrative

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Sumerian

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column 1
1. 1(disz) ma-na ku3-babbar
 en: 1 mina silver,
2. 2(u) 5(asz) 4(barig) 4(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 i3-gesz gur
 en: 25 gur 4 barig 4 ban2 6 sila3 sesame oil,
3. 1(disz) gin2-a 2(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3-ta
 en: of 1 shekel: 2 1/2 sila3 each;
4. 2(asz) zu2-lum gur
 en: 2 gur dates
5. 1(disz) gin2-a 2(ban2)-ta
 en: of 1 shekel: 2 ban2 each;
6. 2(asz)# 4(barig) zu2-lum gur
 en: 2 gur 4 barig of dates
7. [1(disz)] gin2-a [1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3]-ta
 en: of 1 shekel: 1 ban2 5 sila3 each;
8. ku3-bi 5(u) 3(disz) 1/3(disz) ma-na igi-3(disz)-gal2 1(u) 2(disz) sze
 en: its silver: 53 1/3 minas 1/3 (shekel) 12 grains,
9. szunigin 5(u) 4(disz) 1/3(disz) ma-na igi-3(disz)-gal2 1(u) 2(disz) sze ku3-babbar
 en: total: 54 1/3 minas 1/3 shekel 12 grains of silver;
10. sza3-bi-ta
 en: therefrom:
11. 5(disz) udu 5(disz) masz2
 en: 5 rams, 5 billy goats,
12. 1(u) 4(disz) gin2-ta
 en: 14 shekels each,
13. iti masz-ku3-gu7
 en: month “Gazelle-Feast;”
  month 2 (Ur calendar)
14. 1(u) 5(disz) udu 4(disz) masz2 1(u) 4(disz) gin2-ta
 en: 15 rams, 4 billy goats, 14 shekels each,
15. iti u5-bi2{muszen}-gu7
 en: month “ubi-Feast;”
  month 4
16. 8(disz) udu 6(disz) masz2 1(u) 4(disz) gin2-ta
 en: 8 rams, 6 billy goats, 14 shekels each
17. iti ki-siki-{d}nin-a-zu
 en: month “kisiki-Ninazu;”
  month 5
18. 1(u) udu 1(u) masz2 1(u)# 4(disz)# gin2-ta
 en: 10 rams, 10 billy goats, 14 shekels each,
19. iti ezem-{d}nin-a-zu
 en: month “Festival-of-Ninazu;”
  month 6
20. 3(u) la2 1(disz) udu 2(disz) sila4 5(disz) masz2
 en: 29 rams, 2 lambs, 5 billy goats,
21. 1(u) 7(disz) gin2-ta
 en: 17 shekels each,
22. iti a2-ki-ti
 en: month “Akitu;”
  month 7
23. 2(u) 2(disz) udu 1(u) la2 1(disz) masz2 1/3(disz) ma-na-ta
 en: 22 rams, 9 billy goats, 1/3 mina each,
24. iti ezem-{d}szul-gi
 en: month “Festival-of-Šulgi;”
  month 8
25. 1(u) 7(disz) udu 1(u) 2(disz) masz2 1/3(disz) ma-na 5(disz) gin2-ta
 en: 17 rams, 12 billy goats, 1/3 mina, 5 shekels each,
column 2
1. iti szu-esz5-[sza]
 en: month “šu’ešša;”
  month 9
2. 3(u) 5(disz) udu 8(disz) masz2 1/2(disz) ma#-na#-ta
 en: 35 rams, 8 billy goats, 1/2 mina each
3. iti ezem-mah
 en: month “Great-Festival;”
  month 10
4. szunigin 3(gesz2) 2(u) 2(disz) udu masz2 hi-a
 en: total: 202 rams, billy goats, mixed,
5. szunigin ku3-bi 1(asz) gu2 8(disz) 2/3(disz) ma-na 9(disz) gin2
 en: total, the silver: 1 talent 8 2/3 minas 9 shekels;
6. 1(disz) ma-na ku3-babbar har giri17 gu4#
 en: 1 mina silver, nose rings for oxen,
7. ezem a2-ki-ti szu-numun-na-sze3
 en: for the festivals Akitu & Sowing;
8. diri! 1(u) 4(disz) 1/3(disz) ma-na 8(disz) gin2 2/3(|NINDA2x(SZE.2(ASZ))|)# 1(u) 2(disz) sze ku3
 en: surplus: 14 1/3 minas 8 2/3 shekels 12 grains silver,
9. ur-[ba]-gara2
 en: Ur-Bagara;
10. [1(disz)] ma#-na# [ku3]-babbar#
 en: 1 mina silver
11. 1(u) 1(asz) 3(barig) 4(ban2) 9(disz) sila3 i3-gesz
 en: 11 gur 3 barig 4 ban2 9 sila3 sesame oil
  ca. 3,529 litres
12. 2(asz) zu2-lum gur 2(ban2)-ta
 en: 2 gur dates, 2 ban2 each,
13. 1(asz) 4(barig) zu2-lum gur 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3-ta
 en: 1 gur 4 barig dates, 15 sila3 each,
14. ku3-bi 2(u) 4(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-na 7(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 1(u) 8(disz) [sze]
 en: the silver: 24 1/2 minas 7 1/2 shekels, 18 grains,
15. szunigin 2(u) 5(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-na 7(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 1(u) 8(disz) sze
 en: total: 25 1/2 minas 7 1/2 shekels, 18 grains;
16. sza3-bi-ta
 en: therefrom:
17. 7(disz) udu# 2(disz) masz2 1(u) 4(disz) gin2-ta
 en: 7 rams, 2 billy goat, 14 shekels each,
18. iti masz-ku3-gu7
 en: month “Gazelle-Feast;”
  month 2
19. 1(u) 5(disz) udu 4(disz) masz2 1(u) 4(disz) gin2-ta
 en: 15 rams, 4 billy goats, 14 shekels each,
20. iti u5-bi2{muszen}-gu7
 en: month “ubi-Feast;”
  month 4
21. 2(disz) udu 3(disz) masz2 1(u)# 4(disz)# gin2-ta
 en: 2 rams, 3 billy goats, 14 shekels each,
22. iti ki-siki-{d}nin-a-zu
 en: month “kisiki-Ninazu;”
  month 5
23. 6(disz) udu 5(disz) masz2 1(u) 4(disz) gin2-ta
 en: 6 rams, 5 billy goats, 14 shekels each,
24. {d}nanna-dalla i3-dab5
 en: Nanna-dalla took in possession;
25. 1(disz) sila4 1(u) 4(disz) gin2
 en: 1 lamb,14 shekels,
26. e2-gal-la# kux(KWU636)#-[ra]
 en: in the palace delivered,
column 3
1. giri3 nu-ur2!-[...]
 en: via Nur-[...]
2. [n] 1(disz) udu 1(u) 4(disz) gin2-[ta]
 en: n+1 rams, 14 shekels each,
3. kiszib3 szu-e2-a sukkal-mah
 en: under seal of Šu-Ea, chief minister,
4. iti ezem-{d}nin-a-zu
 en: month “Festival-of-Ninazu”
  month 6
5. 2(disz) udu 8(disz) masz2 1(u) 7(disz) gin2-ta
 en: 2 rams, 8 billy goats, 17 shekels each,
6. iti a2-ki-ti
 en: month “Akitu;”
  month 7
7. 1(u) 1(disz) udu 1(disz) masz2 1/3(disz) ma-na-ta
 en: 11 rams, 1 billy goat, 20 shekels each,
8. iti ezem-{d}szul-gi
 en: month “Festival-of-Šulgi”
  month 8
9. 1(u) 2(disz) [n udu n masz2 1/3(disz) ma-na] 5(disz)# gin2#-ta#
 en: 12+ rams, n billy goats, 25 shekels each,
10. iti# szu-esz5-sza
 en: month “šu’ešša;”
  month 9
11. [n] udu 1(disz) sila4 2(disz) masz2 1/2(disz) ma-na-ta
 en: n rams, 1 lamb, 2 billy goats, 1/2 mana each,
12. iti ezem-mah
 en: month “Great-Festival;”
  month 10
13. szunigin 2(gesz2)# 3(u) 2(disz) udu masz2 [hi-a]
 en: total: 152 rams, billy goats, mixed;
14. szunigin ku3-bi 2(u) 8(disz)# [...]
 en: total, the silver: 28 ...
15. 1(disz) ma-na ku3-[babbar har giri17 gu4]
 en: 1 mina silver, nose ring for oxen,
16. [la2-ia3?] 3(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-[na n gin2 ku3-babbar]
 en: deficit(?): 3 1/2 minas n shekels silver,
17. ma2 an-[na-sze3]
 en: for “Boat-of-Heaven;”
  processional barge
18. [1(disz)] ma-na [ku3-babbar]
 en: 1 mina of silver,
19. 1(u) 1(asz) 3(barig) 4(ban2) 9(disz) sila3 i3-[gesz gur]
 en: 11 gur 3 barig 4 ban2 9 sila3 of sesame oil,
  ca. 3,529 litres
20. 2(asz) zu2-lum gur 2(ban2)-[ta]
 en: 2 gur dates, 2 ban2 each,
21. 1(asz) 4(barig) zu2-lum gur 1(ban2) [5(disz) sila3-ta]
 en: 1 gur 4 barig dates, 15 sila3 each,
22. ku3-bi 2(u) 4(disz) 1/2(disz) ma#-[na] 7(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 1(u) 8(disz)# [sze]
 en: the silver: 24 1/2 minas 7 1/2 shekels 18 grains;
23. szunigin 2(u) 5(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-[na 7(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 1(u) 8(disz) sze ku3-babbar]
 en: total: 25 1/2 minas 7 1/2 shekels 18 grains of silver;
24. sza3-bi-[ta]
 en: therefrom:
25. 5(disz) [...]
 en: 5 ...
26. [...]
 en: ...
column 4
1. [...]
 en: ...
2. [...]
 en: ...
3. n [...]
 en: n [...]
4. iti ki-[siki-{d}nin-a-zu]
 en: month “kisiki-Ninazu;”
  month 5
5. 1(u) 4(disz) udu 2(disz) [n masz2 ... 1(u) 4(disz) gin2-ta]
 en: 14 rams, 2+ billy goats, 14 shekels each,
6. iti ezem-[{d}nin-a-zu]
 en: month “Festival-of-Ninazu”
  month 6
7. 1(u) 1(disz) udu [n masz2 1(u) 7(disz) gin2-ta]
 en: 11 rams, n billy goats, 17 shekels each,
8. iti a2-[ki-ti]
 en: month “Akitu;”
  month 7
9. [n] 2(disz) udu [n masz2 1/3(disz) ma-na gin2-ta]
 en: n+2 rams, n billy goats, 20 shekels each,
10. iti# ezem-[{d}szul-gi]
 en: month the “Festival-of-Šulgi;”
  month 8
11. 8(disz) udu 3(disz) [n masz2 1/3(disz) 5(disz) gin2-ta]
 en: 8 rams, 3+ billy goats, 25 shekels each,
12. iti szu-[esz5-sza]
 en: month “šu’ešša;”
  month 9
13. 6(disz) udu 4(disz) [masz2 1/2(disz) ma-na-ta]
 en: 6 rams, 4 billy goats, 1/2 mina each,
  rest broken
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column 2
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column 3
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column 4
1. mu-[kux(DU)]
 en: deliveries
2. [la2?-ia3?] 3(u) 3(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-[na n gin2] igi-6(disz)-gal2 [n sze ku3-babbar]
 en: the deficit(?): 33 1/2 minas n+1/6 shekels n grains of silver;
  blank space
3. nig2-ka9-ak#
 en: account
4. dam#-gar3-ne#
 en: of the merchants
5. [iti] masz-ku3#-gu7-[ta]
 en: from month “Gazelle-Feast”
  month 2
6. [iti] ezem#-mah#-[sze3] iti-bi iti# 1(u) la2 1(disz)-am3
 en: to the month “Great-Festival;” its months: 9;
  month 10
7. mu us2-sa# {d}i-bi2-{d}suen# lugal uri5{ki}-[ma]-ke4# nibru[{ki}] uri5{ki}-ma# bad3-gal-bi mu-du3
 en: year following “Ibbi-Suen, king of Ur, at Nippur, Ur, the great walls built.”
  Ibbi-Suen 7

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: UET 9, 882

    [Loding1976UET9] Loding, Darlene. 1976. Economic Texts from the Third Dynasty. Ur Excavations. Texts 9. Philadelphia: The Trustees of the two museums.

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  • Museum No.: IM — ?
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 21357
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Ibbi-Suen.07.02.00 (us2 year), Ibbi-Suen.07.04.00 (us2 year), Ibbi-Suen.07.05.00 (us2 year), Ibbi-Suen.07.06.00 (us2 year), Ibbi-Suen.07.07.00 (us2 year), Ibbi-Suen.07.08.00 (us2 year), Ibbi-Suen.07.09.00 (us2 year), Ibbi-Suen.07.10.00 (us2 year)
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2023-06-28 at 23:15:35 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Hafford, William B.; Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-03-09 at 12:32:19 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Gacia, Veronika; Sallaberger, Walther Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats in Early Urban Societies of Syro-Mesopotamia Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-07-29 at 13:19:20 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Lafont, Bertrand CDLI approved View
2019-06-28 at 07:09:28 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
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2017-10-11 at 16:16:48 Englund, Robert K. Atf Cripps, Eric L. CDLI approved View
2017-10-11 at 16:14:46 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
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2017-06-23 at 11:43:03 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2017-06-23 at 11:34:50 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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“UET 9, 0882 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139012.
UET 9, 0882 artifact entry (No. P139012). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139012 (Original work published 2001)
UET 9, 0882 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139012 (Accessed: April 22, 2024).
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	title = {UET 9, 0882 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139012},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139012},
}

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