YOS 02, 009 (P307159)

Letter tablet excavated in Larsa (mod. Tell as-Senkereh), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Museum Number

YBC 06123

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Larsa (mod. Tell as-Senkereh)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

70.0 mm × 47.0 mm × 26.0 mm

tablet
obverse
1. a-na _{d}suen_-i-ri-ba-am
 en: To Sin-erībam
2. qi2-bi2-ma
 en: speak!
3. um-ma _{d}utu_-ma-gir-ma#
 en: Thus (says) Šamaš-māgir:
4. _{d}utu_ asz-szu-mi-ia
 en: "May Šamaš, on behalf of me,"
5. _mu 1(szar2)-kam_ li-ba-al-li-it,-ka
 en: "for 3600 years keep you alive!"
6. ma-ar-ti a-na mu-ti-im
 en: "My daughter to a husband"
7. a-na-di-im-ma
 en: "I will give, but"
8. mi-im-ma sza a-na-di-nu#-u2
 en: "anything I can give (as a dowry)"
9. u2-la i-szu
 en: "I do not have."
10. a-nu-um-ma a-na# s,e#-ri-ka
 en: "Now, to you"
11. _{disz}{d}utu_-ha-zi-ir
 en: "Šamaš-ḫāzir,"
12. _{disz}{d}suen_-ma-lik
 en: "Sin-mālik"
13. u3 e2-ra-bi!(RA)
 en: "and Bītum-rabi"
reverse
1. qa2-du-um# x x x
 en: "together with Puzur-Ištar(?),"
2. at,-t,a-ar#-da#-ku
 en: "I have dispatched to you."
3. szu-nu-ti i#-[na] u2-mi-im
 en: "Them, on the day"
4. sza pa-ni-szu-nu-u2
 en: "their faces"
5. ta-ma-ru _ku3!(U2)-babbar_ sza qa2-ti
 en: "you see, the silver which is available,"
6. le-qe3-e-ma
 en: "take (it)! And"
7. 2(disz) _sag-ir3_
 en: "two slaves, (and)"
8. 3(disz) _sag-geme2_
 en: "three slave girls"
9. sza-ma-am-ma szu-bi-la-am
 en: "buy for me, and send to me!"
10. ap-pu-tum
 en: "Please!"

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
  • Measurements (mm): 70.0 high × 47.0 wide × 26.0 thick
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  • primary: YOS 2, 9

    [Lutz1917YOS2] Lutz, Henry F. 1917. Early Babylonian Letters from Larsa. Yale Oriental Series, Babylonian Texts 2. New Haven: Yale University Press.

  • history: OECT 3, p. 37

    [Driver1924OECT3] Driver, Godfrey R. 1924. Letters of the First Babylonian Dynasty. Oxford Editions of Cuneiform Texts 3. London: Oxford University Press.

  • history: Ebeling, MAOG 16/1-2, 8f,

    [sec70237] N.d.

  • history: AbB 9, 9

    [Stol1981AbB9] Stol, Marten. 1981. Letters from Yale. Altbabylonische Briefe in Umschrift Und Übersetzung, Heft 9. Leiden: Brill.

  • citation: CBCY 4, p. 103, YBC 6123

    [BeckmanCBCY4] Beckman, Gary. 2000. Old Babylonian Archival Texts in the Yale Babylonian Collection. Catalogue of the Babylonian Collections at Yale 4. Bethesda, Maryland: CDL Press.

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  • Museum No.: YBC 06123
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-01-21 at 07:03:51 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2019-09-08 at 01:31:20 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2019-02-19 at 09:22:26 Johnson, J. Cale Atf Johnson, J. Cale CDLI approved View
2019-02-17 at 14:32:06 Johnson, J. Cale Atf Johnson, J. Cale CDLI approved View
2006-02-08 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Englund, Robert K.; Guerra, Dylan; Middeke-Conlin, Robert; Pace, Carl Yale Babylonian Collection CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“YOS 02, 009 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P307159.
YOS 02, 009 artifact entry (No. P307159). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P307159 (Original work published 2006)
YOS 02, 009 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P307159 (Accessed: April 24, 2024).
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P307159},
}

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