JNES 16, 170 (P216609)

Legal tablet & envelope excavated in Uncertain (mod. uncertain), dated to the Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC) period and now kept in Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland

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Museum Collection(s)

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland

Museum Number

MAH 15962 & MAH 16213

Period

Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)

Provenience

uncertain (mod. uncertain)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal

Language(s)

-

Measurements

114.0 mm × 48.0 mm × 19.0 mm

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
1. 1(disz) _szu-bat la2 lum? gin2?_ ga#-[ki]-ri#
 en: 1 ... vacant lot,
2. ba-zi-u2-tim i-na li#-be#
 en: from
3. ga-ki-ri si-a-ma-at
 en: the lot constituting the acquisitions
4. {disz}ga-al-zi a-be a!-be-szu!-nu
 en: of Galzi, their grandfather,
5. _dumu_ a-i-gu-da-di a t,i2-hi
 en: the son of Ayi-qudādī—adjacent to
6. ga-ki-ri sza mar-ti2-a
 en: the lot of Martiya
7. _dumu_ i-di-in-{d}a-szur3 t,i3-hi _e2_
 en: son of Iddin-Assur, adjacent to the house
8. {disz}szu-mu-li-ib-si _dumu_ da-da
 en: of Šumu-libsi son of Dada,
9. t,i2-hi _e2_ i-ku-na-a
 en: adjacent ot the house of Ikūnaya
10. _dumu_ ku-be-a t,i2-hi ga-ki-ri
 en: son of Kubiya, adjacent to the lot
11. zi-ti2 sza a-ba-ba
 en: (constituting) the inherited share of Apapa,
12. _dumu_ i-di2-in-{d}a-szur3
 en: son of Iddin-Assur,
13. u3 t,i2-hi ri-be-tim
 en: and adjacent to the (city) square—
14. zi-ti2 {disz}i-di2-in-{d}a-szur3
 en: (constituting) the inherited share of son of Iddin-Assur,
15. _dumu-gal_ u3 ma-zi-dingir-me-esz
 en: the elder son, and Maṣī-ilū (the younger son),
16. _dumu-me-esz_ {d}utu-mu-si-li
 en: sons of Šamaš-mušêlī,
17. a-na si-me-im a-na 3(disz) _ma-na ku3-babbar_
 en: for 3 minas of ... silver,
18. ti2-ri {disz}i-di2-in-{d}a-szur3
 en: Iddin-Assur
19. _dumu-gal_ u3 ma-zi-dingir-me-esz
 en: the elder son and Maṣī-ilū (the younger son),
20. _dumu-me-esz_ {disz}{d}utu-mu-si-li
 en: sons of Šamaš-mušêlī,
21. a-na {disz}{d}utu-tak2-la2-ku#
 en: to Šamaš-taklāku
22. _dumu_ ARAD2-{d}si-ru-a
 en: son of Warad-Šeru’a
23. i-di2-nu-ma
 en: sold and
24. u3-sza-be-u2-szu
 en: satisfied(?) him.
reverse
1. a-na 1(disz) _szu-bat la2 lum? gin2?_
 en: As to the 1 ...
2. ga-ki-ri szu-nu-ti2
 en: this lot
3. u3 3(disz) _ma-na ku3-babbar_ ti2-ri
 en: and 3 minas of ... silver,
4. si-me-szu-nu {disz}i-di-in-{d}a-szur3
 en: their price, Iddin-Assur
5. u3 {disz}ma-zi-dingir-me-esz
 en: and Maṣī-ilū (the younger son),
6. _dumu-me-esz_ {disz}{d}utu-mu-si-li
 en: sons of Šamaš-mušêlī,
7. u3 _dumu-me-esz_-szu-nu
 en: and their sons,
8. ma-ma-an a-na {disz}{d}utu-tak2-la2-ku
 en: no one, against Šamaš-taklāku,
9. _dumu_ ARAD2-{d}si-ru-a
 en: son of Warad-Šeru’a,
10. u3 _dumu-me-esz_-szu u3-la2 i-du-ru
 en: and his sons will lay claim.
11. ki-ma _dub_-be dan-na-ti2
 en: In place of the older valid tablet,
12. la2-be-ir-ti2 a-ni-du _dub_-pu
 en: this tablet
13. da-an-na-at
 en: is valid.
  blank space
  seal 5
  seal 6
14. _igi_ da-di2-a _dumu_ a-ku-za
 en: before Dadiya son of Akuza;
15. _igi_ ri-szi-a _dumu_ ni-ma-a
 en: before Rēšiya son of Nimaya;
16. _igi_ ba-ga-a _dumu_ pu-hi-a
 en: before Bagaya son of Puhiya;
17. _igi_ {d}iszkur-a-zu# _dumu_ a-mur-ra-bu-za
 en: before Adad-asû son of Amur-rabussa;
18. _igi_ za-bu-ur-sag _dumu_ dingir-gal
 en: before Zabȗ-qarrād son of Ilum-rabī;
19. igi {d}a-nu-lugal-dingir-me-esz
 en: before Anu-šar-ilī;
20. _igi_ {d}ag-ur-sag _dub-sar_
 en: before Nabi’um-qarrād the scribe;
21. _iti_ {d}nin-e2-gal
 en: month: “Bēlat-ekallim;”
22. li-mu-um
 en: eponym:
23. {disz}ki-isz-{d}mar-du
 en: “Qīš-Amurrim,
24. _dumu_ a-ba-ba
 en: son of Apapa.”
left
  blank space
  seal 1
  seal 2
  seal 3
  seal 4
envelope
obverse
1. _kiszib3_ da-di2-a _dumu#_ [a-ku-za]
 en: seal of Dadiya son of [Akuza];
  blank space
  seal A
2. _kiszib3#_ ri-szi#-[a] _dumu#_ ni#-ma#-a#
 en: seal of Rēšiya son of Nimaya;
3. [_kiszib3_] ba#-[ga-a _dumu_ pu-ti-a]
 en: [seal] of Bagaya [son of Putiya];
4. [_kiszib3_ {d}iszkur-a-zu _dumu_ a-mur-ra-bu-za]
 en: [seal of Adad-asû son of Amur-rabussa];
5. [_kiszib3_ za-bu-ur-sag _dumu_ dingir-gal]
 en: [seal of Zabȗ-qarrād son of Ilum-rabī].
6. [_kiszib3_ {d}a-nu-lugal]-dingir#-me-esz _dumu_ x-[...]
 en: [seal] of Anu-šar-ilī son of ... .
7. [_kiszib3_ {d}ag]-ur#-sag _dub-sar_
 en: [seal] of Nabi’um-qarrād the scribe.
8. [1(disz) _szu-bat la2] lum? gin2?_ ga-ki-ri#
 en: [1 ...] vacant lot,
9. [ba-zi-u2]-tim# _ha-la2_ {disz}i-di2-[in-{d}a-szur3]
 en: (constituting) the inherited share of Iddin-Assur,
10. [_dumu-gal_ u3] ma-zi-dingir-me-esz _dumu-[me-esz_]
 en: the elder son, and Maṣī-ilū (the younger son), sons of
11. [{d}utu]-mu-si-li sza t,i2-hi
 en: Šamaš-mušêlī—which is adjacent
12. _e2_ szu-mu-li-ib-si _dumu_ [da-da]
 en: to the house of Šumu-libsi son of [Dada],
13. t,i2-hi _e2_ i-ku-na-a _dumu_ ku-[be-a]
 en: adjacent ot the house of Ikūnaya, son of Kubiya,
14. t,i2-hi ga-ki-ri sza mar-ti2-a
 en: adjacent to the lot of Martiya,
15. _dumu_ i-di2-in-{d}a-szur3 t,i2-hi ga#-[ki-ri zi-ti2]
 en: son of Iddin-Assur, adjacent to the lot (constituting) the [inherited share]
16. sza a-ba-ba _dumu_ i-di2-in-{d}[a-szur3]
 en: of Apapa son of Iddin-Assur,
17. u3# t,i2#-hi# ri-be-tim
 en: and adjacent to the (city) square—
  (seal g impression ?)
18. [a-na si-me]-im a-na# [3(disz) _ma-na ku3-babbar_]
 en: [for the] price of [3 minas of silver]
reverse
1. [t,i2-ri] {disz}i-di2-in-{d}a-[szur3]
 en: Iddin-Assur
2. _dumu-gal_ u3 {disz}ma-zi-[dingir-me-esz]
 en: the elder son, and Maṣī-ilū (the younger son),
  blank space
  seal 4
3. _dumu-me-esz_ {d}utu-mu-si-li _dumu_ [...]
 en: sons of Šamaš-mušêlī, son of [...],
4. a-na {disz}{d}utu-tak2-la2-ku
 en: to Šamaš-taklāku
5. _dumu_ ARAD2-{d}si-ru-a i-[di-nu-ma]
 en: son of Warad-Šeru’a sold and
6. u3-sza-ab2-be-u2-[szu]
 en: satisfied(?) [him].
7. a-na 1(disz) _szu-bat la2 [lum? gin2?_ ga-ki-ri]
 en: As to the 1 ... this lot
8. szu-nu-ti2 u3 3(disz) _ma#-[na ku3-babbar_]
 en: and 3 minas of ... [silver]
9. ti2-ri si-me-szu-[nu {disz}i-di2-in-{d}a-szur3]
 en: their price [Iddin-Assur,]
10. _dumu-gal_ u {disz}[ma]-zi#-dingir-me-esz#
 en: the elder son, and Maṣī-ilū (the younger son)
11. _dumu-me-esz_ {d}utu-mu-si-li
 en: sons of Šamaš-mušêlī,
12. [_dumu_ ...] u3 _dumu-me-esz_-szu-nu
 en: [son of ...] and their sons,
13. [ma]-ma-an a-na {disz}{d}utu-tak2-la2-ku#
 en: no one, against Šamaš-taklāku
14. _dumu_ ARAD2-{d}si-ru-a _dumu-me#-[esz_-szu]
 en: son of Warad-Šeru’a and his sons
  blank space
  seal 3
15. u3-la2 i-du-ru _iti_ {d}nin#-[e2-gal]
 en: will lay claim;
16. li-mu-um {disz}ki-isz-{d}[mar-du]
 en: eponym: “Qīš-Amurrim,
17. _dumu_ a-ba-ba#
 en: son of Apapa.”
seal 1
column 1
1. {d}na-ra-am-{d}suen
 en: Naram-Sîn,
2. lugal
 en: king
3. ki-ib-ra-tim
 en: of the quarters
4. ar-ba-im
 en: four:
5. [...]-{d}asar
 en: ...-Asar,
column 2
1. [...]
 en: ...
2. [...]
 en: ...
seal 2
1. za-bu-[ur-sag]
 en: Zabu-qarrad,
2. _dumu_ dingir#-[gal]
 en: son of Ilī-rabûm.

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  • Artifact type: Tablet & envelope
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 114.0 high × 48.0 wide × 19.0 thick
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  • Genre(s): Legal
  • Language(s):


  • primary: JNES 16, 170,

    [Gelb1957-61000] Gelb, Ignace J., and Edmond Sollberger. 1957.

  • history: FAOS 1, 1

    [Kienast1984Kaufvertragsrecht] Kienast, Burkhart. 1984. Das Altassyrische Kaufvertragsrecht. Freiburger Altorientalische Studien, Band 1. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner.

  • citation: JCS 5 (pp. 18-20), 018-020

    [Sollberger1951JCS5Geneva] Sollberger, Edmond. 1951. “The Cuneiform Collection in Geneva.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 5.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: MAH 15962 & MAH 16213
  • Accession No.:

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-01 at 19:57:55 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Novotny, Jamie Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2018-06-21 at 12:40:35 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Atf Pagé-Perron, Émilie CDLI approved View
2017-10-27 at 09:15:00 Englund, Robert K. Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2014-09-26 at 14:40:42 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-09-26 at 14:36:34 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2012-02-06 at 19:55:11 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2003-02-26 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Basello, Gian Pietro; Foxvog, Daniel A.; Frayne, Douglas R.; Gelb, Ignace J.; Johnson, J. Cale CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“JNES 16, 170 Artifact Entry.” (2003) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P216609.
JNES 16, 170 artifact entry (No. P216609). (2023, June 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P216609 (Original work published 2003)
JNES 16, 170 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P216609 (Accessed: April 13, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-13]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 1},
	title = {JNES 16, 170 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P216609},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P216609},
}

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