PBS 08/2, 179 (P263012)

Legal tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museum Number

CBS 08100

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal (Contract; (Obv)7x(Rev)7 lines)

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tablet
obverse
1. 4(asz) 2(barig) sze gur
 en: 4 kor (and) 2 pānū of barley
2. sa10-am3 a2 gu4
 en: is the price of the hire of an ox
3. ugu im-gur-{d}utu sa12-du5
 en: (that) from Imgur-šamaš, land registrar,
4. {disz}lu2-{d}nin-urta-ke4
 en: Lu-ninurta
5. in-tuku
 en: owns.
6. mu-kux(DU) buru14-ka
 en: At the time of the harvest
7. sza3-ga-ni bi2-ib-du10-ge
 en: his heart shall be satisfied.
  blank space
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1. igi {d}suen-ma-gir dumu lu2-{d}nin-urta
 en: Before Sîn-magir, son of Lu-ninurta;
2. igi na-ap-lu-us2-e2-a-ba-la-t,u3 dub-sar
 en: before Naplus-ea-balaṭu, the scribe.
  blank space
3. iti NE-NE-gar
 en: The month of Abum (of)
4. mu id2 sa-am-su-i-lu-na-na-qa2-ab-nu-uh2-szi mu-un-ba-al-la2
 en: the year (in which Samsu-iluna the king) the canal "Samsu-iluna is source of abundance" dug.

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Legal (Contract; (Obv)7x(Rev)7 lines)
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  • primary: PBS 8/2, 179

    [Chiera1922PBS8/2] Chiera, Edward. 1922. Old Babylonian Contracts. Publications of the Babylonian Section 8/2. Philadelphia: University Museum.

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  • Museum No.: CBS 08100
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-01-19 at 10:20:17 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-01-15 at 06:17:07 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Guidi, Carlo CDLI approved View
2021-01-15 at 06:16:44 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Guidi, Carlo CDLI approved View
2020-05-28 at 05:24:38 Jagersma, Bram Atf Jagersma, Bram CDLI approved View
2005-04-25 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Englund, Robert K.; Fitzgerald, Madeleine; Foxvog, Daniel A.; Frayne, Douglas R.; Peterson, Jeremiah; Veldhuis, Niek; Zimmermann, Lynn-Salammbô Penn Museum CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“PBS 08/2, 179 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263012.
PBS 08/2, 179 artifact entry (No. P263012). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263012 (Original work published 2005)
PBS 08/2, 179 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263012 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
@misc{2023PBS,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-17]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {feb 1},
	title = {PBS 08/2, 179 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263012},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263012},
}

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