CT 02, pl. 32, Bu 1891-05-09, 361 (P365113)

Lease Contracts tablet 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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British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 080230

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Business / Contracts > Lease Contracts

Language(s)

Akkadian

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obverse
1. _3(iku) GAN2 a-sza3 ab-sin2_
 ts: šalāš ikû šer’am
 en: A cultivated field of 3 ikû
2. _sza3 a-sza3_ ta-wi-ir-tim sza _dumu-mesz_ szu!(TE)-ge-esz
 ts: libbu eqlim tawirtim ša mārī šugeš
 en: inside the irrigated land of Šugeš’s sons,
3. _a-gar3_ na-gu-u2
 ts: ugārim nagû(m)
 en: (in) the meadow “Nagûm”
4. _bala-ri i7_ ir-ni-na
 ts: ebertim nār irnina
 en: (on) the other side of the canal “Irnina”;
5. _a-sza3_ ri-isz-{d}marduk _dumu_ dumu-u4-2(u)-kam _dumu_ szu-ge-esz
 ts: eqel rīš-marduk mār mār-ešrîm mār šugeš
 en: the field of Rīš-marduk son of Mār-ešrîm son of Šugeš,
6. _ki_ ri-isz-{d}marduk _dumu_ dumu-u4-2(u)-kam be-el _a-sza3_
 ts: itti rīš-marduk mār mār-ešrîm bēl eqlim
 en: from Rīš-marduk son of Mār-ešrîm, the owner of the field,
7. a-na qa2-be2-e a-ta-na-ah-i3-li2
 ts: ana qabê atanaḫ-ilī
 en: on behalf of Atanaḫ-ilī
8. _dumu_ s,il2-li2-{d}utu
 ts: mār ṣilli-šamaš
 en: son of Ṣilli-šamaš,
9. {disz}ab-du-isz-ta-ra su-ga-gu
 ts: abdu-ištar sugāgu(m)
 en: Abdu-ištar the sugāgu-official
10. u3 ri-isz-{d}marduk be-el _a-sza3_
 ts: u rīš-marduk bēl eqlim
 en: and Rīš-marduk the owner of the field,
11. _a-sza3_ a-na er-re-szu-tim
 ts: eqlam ana errēšūtim
 en: the field in tenancy,
12. a-na _gu2-un_ a-na _tab-ba_
 ts: ana biltim ana tappîm
 en: together (lit. as partners) for rent
13. a-na _mu 1(disz)-kam ib2-ta-e3_
 ts: ana ištet šattim ušēṣū
 en: have rented for 1 year.
14. a#-wi-lum ma-la a-wi-lim
 ts: awīlum mala awīlim
 en: Each of them (in equal share),
15. ma-na-ah-tam a-na _a-sza3_-im
 ts: mānaḫtam ana eqlim
 en: the expenses for the field
16. i-sza-ak-ka-nu
 ts: išakkanū
 en: will put up.
reverse
1. _u4 buru14-sze3_
 ts: ina ūm ebūrim
 en: At harvest time,
2. _a-sza3_ a-na pi2-i szu-ul-pi2-szu
 ts: eqlam ana pî šulpīšu
 en: the field, according to its cultivated area,
3. i-sza-ad-da-du-ma
 ts: išaddadūma
 en: they will measure and
4. _1(bur3) GAN2 1(disz)-e 8(asz) sze gur {gesz}ban2_ {d}utu
 ts: ana išten būr šamānat kur âm ina sūt šamaš
 en: 18 kor of barley, (according to) the sūtu-vessel of Šamaš, per 1 bur (of field)
5. _gu2-un a-sza3 i3-ag2-e-mesz_
 ts: bilat eqlim imaddadū
 en: they will pay (as) rent of the field;
6. u3 ma-na-ah-ta-szu-nu i-ip-pa-lu-ma
 ts: u mānaḫtašunu ippalūma
 en: then they will take compensation for their expenses and
7. _sze_-am ba-szi-a-am x x x x
 ts: âm bāšiam ...
 en: the remaining barley ...
8. mi-it-ha-ri-isz i-zu-uz-zu
 ts: mitḫariš izuzzū
 en: will divide equally.
9. _sza3 gu2-un a-sza3_-szu _igi-4(disz)-gal2 ku3-babbar_ ma-hi-ir
 ts: libbu bilat eqlīšu rabiat šiqil kaspam maḫir
 en: From the rent of his field, (the owner) has received one fourth of shekel of silver.
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10. _igi_ a-ta-na-ah-i3-li2 _dumu_ s,il2-li2-{d}utu
 ts: maḫar atanaḫ-ilī mār ṣilli-šamaš
 en: Before Atanaḫ-ilī, son of Ṣilli-šamaš;
11. _igi_ gi-mil-{d}marduk _dumu_ s,il2-li2-{d}utu
 ts: maḫar gimil-marduk mār ṣilli-šamaš
 en: before Gimil-marduk, son of Ṣilli-šamaš;
12. _igi_ i3-li2-i-qi2-sza-am _dumu_ e-tel-pi4-{d}marduk
 ts: maḫar ilī-iqīšam mār etel-pî-marduk
 en: before Ilī-iqīšam, son of Etel-pî-marduk;
13. _igi_ {d}suen!-e-ri-ba-am _dumu e2-dub-ba#-[a]_
 ts: maḫar sîn-erībam mār bīt ṭuppi
 en: before Sîn-erībam, the scribe.
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14. _iti gu4-si-sa2 u4 3(disz)-kam_
 ts: waraḫ ayyarim ūmam šalāštum
 en: The month of Ayyarum, the day 3
15. _mu_ am-mi-s,a-du-qa2 _lugal-e {uruda#}ki-lugal!-gub-ba ib2-diri#-ga e2 mah e2-ni2-te-en-[du10-sze3] ki!-a bi2-ib2-us2-a_
 ts: šattum ša ammi-ṣaduqa šarrum manzāzam ṣīram watram ina bītim ṣīrim enitendu iškunu
 en: the year in which Ammi-ṣaduqa the king put in place a socle of bronze that is superb into Enitendu, the temple of the abundance.
seal 1
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1. _kiszib3_ ab-du-isz-ta-ra
 ts: kunuk abdu-ištar
 en: Seal of Abdu-ištar

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  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: CT 2, 32

    [Pinches1896CT2] Pinches, Theophilus G. 1896. Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum 2. London: The Trustees of the British Museum.

  • history: HG 3, n. 655

    [Kohler1909HG3] Kohler, Josef, and Arthur Ungnad. 1909. Hammurabi’s Gesetz. Band III: Übersetzte Urkunden, Erläuterungen. Leipzig: Eduard Pfeiffer.

  • history: UAZP = VAB 5, n. 177

    [Schorr1913UAZP] Schorr, Moses. 1913. Urkunden Des Altbabylonischen Zivil- Und Prozessrechts. Vorderasiatische Bibliothek 5. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs.

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  • Museum No.: BM 080230
  • Accession No.: 1891-05-09 Bu, 0361

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2023-08-19 at 13:39:11 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-05-18 at 17:41:34 Lafont, Bertrand Artifact Lafont, Bertrand Lafont, Bertrand approved View
2023-03-15 at 11:25:12 Lafont, Bertrand Artifact Lafont, Bertrand Lafont, Bertrand approved View
2023-03-15 at 11:22:12 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Guidi, Carlo Lafont, Bertrand approved View
2023-01-21 at 07:53:06 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2018-08-04 at 06:43:53 Jagersma, Bram Atf Jagersma, Bram CDLI approved View
2007-02-22 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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“CT 02, Pl. 32, Bu 1891-05-09, 361 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365113.
CT 02, pl. 32, Bu 1891-05-09, 361 artifact entry (No. P365113). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365113 (Original work published 2007)
CT 02, pl. 32, Bu 1891-05-09, 361 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365113 (Accessed: April 16, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-16]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {CT 02, pl. 32, {Bu} 1891-05-09, 361 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365113},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P365113},
}

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