Education in the Earliest Schools 006 (P273811)

Letter tablet excavated in Dūr-Abī-ēšuḫ (mod. uncertain), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Cotsen Collection of Cuneiform Tablets, Special Collections, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Cotsen Collection of Cuneiform Tablets, Special Collections, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA

Museum Number

PARS 12/01, 040

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Dūr-Abī-ēšuḫ (mod. uncertain)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

107.0 mm × 61.0 mm × 31.0 mm

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obverse
1. a-na be-li-ni
 en: To our lord
2. qi2-bi2-[ma]
 en: speak:
3. um-ma _ARAD-mesz_-ka-[ma]
 en: thus (say) your servants.
4. _iri{ki} u3 erin2_-um sza be-li-[ni sza-lim]
 en: The city and the troops of [our] lord [are well.]
5. ki-ma i-na pa-ni-[tim]
 en: As we previously
6. a-na be-li-ni ni-isz#-[pu-ra]-am#
 en: wrote to our lord:
7. i-na _3(gesz2) sze gur_ sza gi-mil-dingir# [_sza13?-dub?]-ba#?_
 en: of the 180 gur (= 54,000 liters) of barley that Gimil-ili [the chief accounta]nt?
8. a-na kun-i7-da{ki} u2-sza-bi#-[lam]-ma#
 en: had carried to Zibbat-narim:
9. _1(disz) sze gur#_ [a-na] ta#-asz-bi-it _szuku iti sze-sag11-ku5_
 en: 1 gur (= 300 liters) of barley: [to] complete the rations for the month Addarum (Month 12)
10. _1(gesz2) 3(u) 5(ban2) 3(barig) 3(disz)_ a-na _szuku iti bara2-za3-gar_
 en: 93.3.3 gur of barley: for the rations for the month Nisannum (Month 1)
11. _2(gesz2) 3(u) 6(ban2)# [3(barig)] 3(asz)# sze gur_
 en: (subtotal) 96.3.3 (156.3.3 in the text) gur
12. sza in-na-ad-nu
 en: that have been given (= 29,010 liters).
13. asz-szum _1(gesz2) 2(u) 3(asz) 1(barig) 3(asz) sze gur_
 en: As for the (remaining) 83.1.3 gur (= 24,990 liters) of barley
14. sza sza#-ak#-nu
 en: that have been stored
15. sza# sze-um a-na _szuku erin2_ sza# _iti gu4-si-sa2_
 en: that no barley for the troops' rations for the month Ayyarum (Month 2)
16. [ma-ah]-ri#-ni i#?-ba#-asz#-szu#-u2#
 en: is with us,
17. [a-na be]-li2#-ni ni#-isz#-pu-ra-am-ma#
 en: as we wrote to our lord.
18. [...] u2#-ul x-x-ab?-x
 en: [...] did not [...]
19. [ki-ma be]-el#-ni i-du-u2
 en: As our lord knows,
20. [i-na a-lim] sza wa-asz-ba-a-nu
 en: in the city where we are stationed,
21. [sze-am u2-ul] u2#-ki-in#
 en: he did not assign barley.
reverse
1. [qe2-ma]-am# e#-le#-nu-um x ma? _zi3-kum#_ x x i-ma#-[t,u2-ma]
 en: They are short on flour except on ... isququm-flour [...] and
2. ta#-hi-iq-tam u2-ul i-szu-u2#
 en: they do not have flour-based mixture (either).
3. u2 i-na a-lim e-le-nu-um sze-im
 en: Also, in the city except for the barley
4. sza ip-qu2-{d}na-bi-um _szu-i_ ib#?-lam#-ma
 en: that Ipqu-Nabium the barber brought,
5. i-na kun-i7-da{ki} i-na _guru7# sze_ u2-ul i-ba-asz-szi-ma
 en: nor in Zibbast-narim, there is no more barley in the granary.
6. i-nu-ma sze-am a-na _szuku erin2_ ni-ha-asz-sze-hu
 en: And so, when we need barley for the troops' rations
7. ha-ma-tam-ma a-na _szuku erin2_ na-da-nim
 en: to give it quickly for the troops' rations
8. u2-ul ni-le-i
 en: we will not be able.
9. be-el-ni li-iq-bi
 en: May our lord give orders!
10. e#-ma ba-el#-[ni] u2-ka-an-nu-ma
 en: Wherever our lord will assign that
11. sze-um a-na _szuku erin2_ sza _iti gu4-si-sa2_
 en: the barley for the troops' rations for the month Ayyaru
12. in-na-ad-di-nu
 en: will be given,
13. be-el-ni li-ki-in-ma
 en: may our lord assign and
14. li-isz-pu-ra-an-ni-a-szi-im
 en: write to us!
  single ruling
15. ($ blank space $) me-eh-rum
 en: Copy.
16. _giri3_ {d}nergal-ni-szu _sza3 erin2_ masz-kan2#-[szabra{ki}]
 en: Carrier: Nergal-nišu belonging to the troops from Maškan-šapir.
17. _iti bara2-za3-gar u4 1(u) 5(disz)#-[kam]
 en: Month Nisannum. Day 15.
18. _mu_ am-mi-di-ta-na _lugal-[e] alan-a-ni masz2 gi6-ga in-ne#-[dab-am3] u3 _alan-a-ni giskim# zah2 szu bi2-[in-du7-a] ka2 e2-nam-ti-la-ta in-ne-en-[ku4-ra_]
 en: The year King Ammi-ditana brought to the gate oif the temple Enamtila a statue of him [holding] a black lamb and a statue of him [holdi]ng an omen of disappearance.

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 107.0 high × 61.0 wide × 31.0 thick
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  • primary: Education in the Earliest Schools, no. 6

    [Wilson2008Education] Wilson, Mark. 2008. Education in the Earliest Schools. Cuneiform Manuscripts in the Cotsen Collection. Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press.

  • history: Béranger, Marine, RA 113 (2019) 099-122 letter 1

    [sec53173] N.d.

  • citation: Béranger, Marine, NABU 2018/102 2

    [sec53174] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: PARS 12/01, 040
  • Accession No.: 96213

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2022-08-03 at 14:57:37 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2021-12-19 at 22:01:05 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2005-08-10 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Guerra, Dylan CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“Education in the Earliest Schools 006 Artifact Entry.” 2005. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 10, 2005. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273811.
Education in the Earliest Schools 006 artifact entry (No. P273811). (2005, August 10). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273811
Education in the Earliest Schools 006 artifact entry (2005) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273811 (Accessed: June 12, 2024).
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273811},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P273811},
}

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