CT 04, pl. 45, Bu 1888-05-12, 0681 (P355859)

Legal tablet & envelope excavated in Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 078759 & BM 078760

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal (Field sale)

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

-

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tablet
obverse
1. _2(iku) GAN2 a-sza3_ i-na _a-gar3_ a-s,a-ri-im
2. i-ta nu-ur2-i3-li2-szu _dumu_ puzur4-ku-bi
3. u3 i-ta a-pi2-il-ku-bi _dumu_ zi-ik-lum
4. _sag-bi 1(disz)-kam_ a-na _i7_ szu-la-ak-bi-im
5. _sag-bi 2(disz)-kam_ a-na _a-sza3_
6. sza na-bi-{d}utu u2-s,i2
7. _ki_ a-pi2-il-ku-bi
8. _dumu_ zi-ik-li-im
9. {disz}a-ha-am-ar-szi <<I SZA>>
10. _in-szi-in-sa10_
11. _sa10 til-la-bi-sze3_
12. _ku3-babbar in-na-la2_
13. _gesz-gan-na ib2-ta-bala_
reverse
1. _inim-bi al-til u4 kur2-sze3 lu2 lu2-ra_
2. _inim nu:um-ga2-ga2-a_
3. _mu_ {d}utu {d}marduk u3 sa3-bi-um
4. _in-pa3-da_
5. _igi_ isz-me-{d}suen _dumu_ szu-nu-nu
6. _igi_ {d}nanna-a2-mah
7. _dumu_ a-ha-am-ni-szu
8. _igi_ {d}utu-da-ia-ni
9. _dumu_ sin-ka-szi-id
10. _igi_ isz-me-sin
11. _dumu_ i-id-na-da
12. _igi_ {d}suen-i-din-nam
13. _dumu_ isz-me-sin
14. _igi_ sin-i-din-nam _dumu_ dingir#-[szu-ra-bi]
left
column 1
1. _igi_ na-bi-i3-li2-szu
2. _dumu_ a-hu-ni
column 2
1. _igi_ dingir-szu-ba-ni
2. _dumu_ {d}nanna-ma-an-szum2
envelope
obverse
  beginning broken
1'. u3 i-ta [a-pi2-il-ku-bi _dumu_ zi-ik-lum]
2'. _sag 1(disz)-a-bi#_ [a-na _i7_ szu-la-ak-bi-im]
3'. _sag 2(disz)-a-bi#_ [a-na] _a#-sza3_ na-bi-[{d}]utu# u2#-s,i2#
4'. _ki_ a-pil2#-[ku]-bi _dumu_ zi-ik#-lum
5'. {disz}a-ha#-[am]-ar#-szi _dumu_ nu-ur2-i3-li2-szu
6'. _in-szi#-[in-sa10] sa10 til-la-<<TIL>>-bi-sze3_
7'. _ku3-babbar# in-na-an#-la2# gesz#-gan#-na#
8'. _ib2-ta-bala inim-bi al#-[til]_
9'. _u4 kur2-sze3 lu2 lu2-ra inim# [nu-um-ga2]-ga2-a_
10'. _mu_ {d}utu {d}marduk u3 sa3-bi-um# _[in]-pa3#-da_
11'. _igi_ isz-me-{d}suen _dumu_ szu-nu-nu
12'. _igi#_ {d#}nanna#-a2-mah _dumu_ a-ha-ni-szu
reverse
1. _igi_ {d}suen-i-din-nam _dumu_ isz-me-{d}suen
2. _igi_ na-bi-i3-li2-szu _dumu_ a-hu-ni
3. _igi_ dingir-szu-ba-ni _dumu_ {d}nanna-ma-an-szum2
4. _igi_ {d}suen-i-din-nam _dumu_ dingir-szu-ra-bi
5. _igi_ nu-ri-ia _dumu_ ma-an-nu-um-ki-ma-{d}suen
6. _igi_ isz-me-{d}suen _dumu_ dingir-i-id-na-da#
7. _igi_ {d}utu-di-ku5 _dumu_ {d}suen-ka-szi-id
8. _igi_ a-pil-ku-bi x
  single ruling
  rest broken
seal 1
1. e2#-a-na-pi2-isz-ti
2. [dumu ...]-{d}iszkur
3. [ARAD an-nu]-ni-tum
seal 2
  (uninscribed)
seal 3
1. dingir-szu-ba-ni
2. ARAD {d}utu
seal 4
1. {d}nin-[szubur]
2. sukkal an-[na]
seal 5
  (uninscribed)

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 & envelope
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: CT 4, 45a

    [Pinches1898CT4] Pinches, Theophilus G. (dup.). 1898. Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum 4. London: The Trustees of the British Museum.

  • history: MVS 10, no. XXXIV

    [Blocher1993MVS10] Blocher, Felix. 1993. Siegelabrollungen Auf Frühaltbabylonischen Tontafeln Im British Museum. Ein Katalog. Münchener Vorderasiatische Studien 10. München, Wien: Profil Verlag.

    (seals)


  • history: MHET 2/1, 31

    [Dekiere1994MHET2/1] Dekiere, Luc. 1994. Old Babylonian Real Estate Documents from Sippar in the British Museum. Part 1: Pre-Hammurabi Documents. Mesopotamian History and Environment. Series III. Texts 2. Ghent: University of Ghent.

    (envelope)


  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 078759 & BM 078760
  • Accession No.: 1888-05-12 Bu, 0681 & 1888-05-12 Bu, 0682

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-09-09 at 18:41:45 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-21 at 07:42:50 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-06-25 at 15:12:42 Jagersma, Bram Atf Jagersma, Bram CDLI approved View
2007-01-09 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Tinney, Stephen J. 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: -
CDLI Notes: -
Cite this Artifact
“CT 04, Pl. 45, Bu 1888-05-12, 0681 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). September 9, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P355859.
CT 04, pl. 45, Bu 1888-05-12, 0681 artifact entry (No. P355859). (2023, September 9). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P355859 (Original work published 2007)
CT 04, pl. 45, Bu 1888-05-12, 0681 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P355859 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {sep 9},
	title = {CT 04, pl. 45, {Bu} 1888-05-12, 0681 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P355859},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P355859},
}

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