PBS 08/2, 181 (P263013)

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 08101

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal (Exchange w/seal impressions on LE.&UE.; (Obv)16x(Rev)5 lines)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
1. 1/2(disz) sar 9(disz) 1/3(disz) gin2 e2 du3-a
 en: One built house plot of 1/2 SAR and 9 (and) 1/3 shekels
2. sza3 ki lukur-ra {gesz}ig u3 {gesz}sag-kul gub#-[ba]
 en: into the compound of the nadītum women, door and lock are in place,
3. da e2 sza-at-esz18-dar dumu-munus u2-ba-a-a
 en: adjoining the house of Šāt-ištar, daughter of Ubaya:
4. e2 be-le-su2-nu lukur {d}nin-urta dumu-munus {d}suen-isz-me-a-ni
 en: the house of Bēle(s)sunu, nadītum of Ninurta, daughter of Sîn-ismeani,
5. ki-ba gar-ra-ni-sze3
 en: in exchange for
6. 1/2(disz) sar 7(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 e2 du3-a
 en: One built house plot of 1/2 SAR and 7 (and) 1/2 shekels
7. sza3 ki lukur-ra {gesz}ig u3 {gesz}sag-kul gub-ba
 en: into the compound of the nadītum women, door and lock are in place,
8. da e2 be-le-su2-nu dumu-munus {d}suen-isz-me-a-ni
 en: adjoining the house of Bēle(s)sunu, daughter of Sîn-ismeani:
9. e2 da-mi-iq-tum lukur {d}nin-urta dumu-munus {d}nanna-a-a
 en: the house of Damiqtum, nadītum of Ninurta, daughter of Nanna-aya.
10. e2 e2-gen7 lu2 lu2-u3
 en: A house for a house, one to the other
11. in-szi-in!(NI)-gar
 en: has given.
12. mu e2 e2-e sa2 nu-ub-du11-ga-asz
 en: Because one house doesn't reach the other (in value),
13. 2/3(disz) gin2 ku3-babbar
 en: (with) two third of a shekel of silver
reverse
1. {disz}da-mi-iq-tum#-ke4
 en: Damiqtum
2. [be-le-su2-nu-ra] in-na-an-bur2
 en: has compensated Bēle(s)sunu.
3. [u4 kur2-sze3 lu2 lu2]-u3#
 en: (That) in future one against the other
4. [inim nu-um-ga2]-ga2#
 en: shall not make a complaint,
5. [mu lugal-bi in-pa3]-de3#-esz
 en: they have sworn by the name of the king.
  rest broken
  Partial signs visible on the edge at the end of many lines.
seal 1
1. be-le-su2-nu
 en: Bēle(s)sunu
2. dumu-munus {d}suen-isz-me-a-ni
 en: daughter of Sîn-ismeani
  The final -ni written under the -a-.

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Consult word list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Condition Description: rev. destroyed
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  • Genre(s): Legal (Exchange w/seal impressions on LE.&UE.; (Obv)16x(Rev)5 lines)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: PBS 8/2, 181

    [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 08101
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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
2021-01-25 at 06:02:22 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Guidi, Carlo CDLI approved View
2021-01-25 at 06:01:31 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Guidi, Carlo CDLI approved View
2020-06-24 at 07:33:10 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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This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
dummy composite seal for unidentified seals (P533185) - -

General Notes: -
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Cite this Artifact
“PBS 08/2, 181 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263013.
PBS 08/2, 181 artifact entry (No. P263013). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263013 (Original work published 2005)
PBS 08/2, 181 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263013 (Accessed: April 17, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-17]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {feb 1},
	title = {PBS 08/2, 181 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263013},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P263013},
}

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