VS 08, 108 & 109 (P372514)

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 Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

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Museum Collection(s)

Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Museum Number

VAT 00775 & VAT 05743

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

Language(s)

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tablet
obverse
1. _1(disz) 1/3(disz) sar 7(disz) gin2 ki-gal2_
2. _da e2_ a-hu-szi-na _dumu_ x-di-dingir
3. u3 _da e2_ ARAD-{d}nin-szubur
4. u3 _da e2_ dingir-szu-i-bi-szu _dumu_ pa-kum
5. _4(disz) 2/3(disz) kusz3 sag sila-dagal_
6. i-na _e2-sig4 e2 <pa>-pah u3 e2_
7. {disz}ib-ni-{d}utu it-ti ARAD-{d}nin-szubur
8. _gesz-ur3-ra_ u2-ma-ad
9. _ha-la_ ib-ni-{d}utu
10. _dumu-munus_ sin-i-qi2-sza-am
11. sza it-ti ARAD-{d}nin-szubur
12. u3 ib-ni-{d}iszkur _szesz-a-ni_
13. isz-tu pe2-e a-di _ku3-sig17_
14. ga-am-ru-ma li-ba-szu-nu
15. a-na _egir ka2?_-tum u4-mi
reverse
1. {disz}geme2-{d}utu _dumu-munus_ du-mu-uq-dingir
2. {disz}ARAD-{d}nin-szubur u3 ib-ni-{d}iszkur
3. i-pi2-ru
4. {disz}ib-ni-{d}utu u2-ul a-wa-su2
5. u2-ul i-tu-ur2-ru-ma
6. a-hu-um a-na a-hi-im
7. u2-ul i-ra-ga-mu
8. _mu_ {d}utu {d}marduk u3 ha-am-mu-ra-pi2
9. _igi_ bur-{d}iszkur _dumu_ i-ku-pi2-sza
10. _igi_ sin-i-qi2-sza-am _dumu_ i-bi-{d}nin-szubur
11. _igi_ i-din-{d}nin-szubur _dumu_ sin-e-ri-ba-am
12. _igi_ {d}sze-rum-i3-li2 _dumu_ nu-hi-ia
13. _igi_ {d}suen-ma-gir _dumu_ im-gu-<ri>-ia
14. _igi_ ARAD-{d}u-gur _dumu_ {d}iszkur-en-nam
15. _igi_ sig-{d}iszkur _dumu_ u-bar-{d}utu
16. _igi_ {d}utu-ha!-zi2-ir
17. _dumu_ sin-ga-mil
left
1. _igi_ ap-pa-an-dingir _dumu_ {d}i-szum-en-nam
2. _igi_ nu-rum-li-s,i2 _dumu_ sin-i-qi2-sza-am
3. _igi_ sin-i-din-nam _dub-sar_
envelope
  beginning broken
1'. [_da e2 dingir-szu-i]-bi-szu _dumu#_ [pa]-kum
2'. [u3 _da e2_ ARAD-{d}]nin-szubur _dumu_ sin-i-qi2-sza-am
3'. [...] x sa-ab-tum _4(disz) 2/3(disz) kusz3 sag sila_
4'. [...] sza# _e2 pa-pah u3 e2-sig4 e2_
5'. it#-ti {disz}ARAD-{d}nin-szubur u3 ib-ni-{d}iszkur
6'. {disz}ib-ni-{d}utu gesz-ur3-ra u2-ma-ad
7'. _ha#-la_ ib-ni-{d}utu _dumu_ {d}suen-i-qi2-sza-am
8'. sza# it-ti {disz}ARAD-{d}nin-szubur# u3# [ib]-ni-{d}iszkur
9'. [_dumu-mesz_] {d}suen#-i-qi2-sza-am _szesz-a-ni-mesz_
10'. [isz-tu pe2-e a]-di# _ku3-sig17_
11'. [ga-am]-ru-ma
12'. [li-ba-szu-nu t,a3]-ab
13'. [...]-ru-ma
14'. [...] ib-ni-{d}iszkur
reverse
1. _dumu#_ sin#-i#-[qi2-sza]-am#
2. a-di geme2-{d}[utu] _dumu#-munus#_ du-mu-uq-dingir
3. ba-al-t,a3-at# ARAD-{d}nin-szubur
4. u3 ib-ni-{d}iszkur it-ta-na-szu-szi
5. {disz}ib-ni-{d}utu u2-ul a-wa-su2
6. [_mu_] {d}utu# {d}a-a {d}marduk u3 ha-am-mu-ra-pi2
7. it-mu-u2
8. [_igi_ bur]-{d}iszkur _dumu_ i-ku-pi2-sza
9. [_igi_] {d}suen#-i-qi2-sza-am _dumu_ i-bi-{d}nin-szubur
10. [_igi_] i-din-{d}nin-szubur _dumu_ sin-e-ri-ba-am
11. _igi_ {d}sze-rum-i3-li2 _dumu_ nu-hi-ia#
12. [_igi_ ap]-pa#-an-dingir _dumu_ {d}i-szum-en-nam
13. [_igi_ ARAD-{d}u-gur _dumu_ {d}iszkur]-en#-nam#?
  rest broken
left
1. _dumu#_ {d}suen-i#-[qi2-sza-am]
2. _iti ab-e3-a [u4 n-kam_]
3. _mu bad3 ga2-gi-[a_ ...]

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Consult word list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet & envelope
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Legal
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  • primary: VS 8, 108 & 109

    [Ungnad1909VS8] Ungnad, Arthur. 1909. Vorderasiatische Schriftdenkmäler Der Königlichen Museen Zu Berlin 8. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs.

  • history: HG 4, no. 791

    [Kohler1910HG4] Kohler, Josef, and Arthur Ungnad. 1910. Hammurabi’s Gesetz. Band IV: Übersetzte Urkunden, Erläuterungen (Fortsetzung). Leipzig: Eduard Pfeiffer.

  • history: Schorr, Moses, Altbabylonische Rechtsurkunden III (1910) 023,

    [sec98930] N.d.

  • history: Care of the Elderly p.59-117, p. 114

    [Stol1998elderly] Stol, Marten. 1998. “Care of the Elderly in Mesopotamia in the Old Babylonian Period.” In The Care of the Elderly in the Ancient Near East, edited by Marten Stol and Sven P. Vleeming, 59–117. Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, Volume 14. Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill.

  • history: Suurmeijer diss., App. p. 486-487

    [Suurmeijer2014property] Suurmeijer, Guido. 2014. “Property Transfer within the Family in Old Babylonian Sippar.” Phdthesis, Gent: Universiteit Gent.

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  • Museum No.: VAT 00775 & VAT 05743
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2021-10-22 at 19:00:08 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2007-09-19 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI 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) - -

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Cite this Artifact
“VS 08, 108 & 109 Artifact Entry.” 2007. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). September 19, 2007. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P372514.
VS 08, 108 & 109 artifact entry (No. P372514). (2007, September 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P372514
VS 08, 108 & 109 artifact entry (2007) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P372514 (Accessed: April 25, 2024).
@misc{2007VS,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-25]},
	year = {2007},
	month = {sep 19},
	title = {VS 08, 108 & 109 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P372514},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P372514},
}

TY  - ELEC
DA  - 2007/9/19/
PY  - 2007
ID  - P372514
LB  - CDLI:P372514
M1  - 2024/4/25/
TI  - VS 08, 108 & 109 artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P372514
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