BM 086003 (P377883)

Administrative tablet excavated in Girsu (mod. Tello), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 086003

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

102.0 mm × 56.0 mm × 25.0 mm

tablet
obverse
1. 7(gesz2) 4(asz) 3(barig) zi3 sig15 gur
2. 1(asz) guru7 6(gesz2) 1(u) 8(asz) 3(barig) dabin# [gur]
3. zi3 zi-zi bala iti 2(disz)-kam#
  blank space
4. sza3-bi-ta
5. 2(gesz2) 4(u) 5(asz) 3(barig) 6(disz) 2/3(disz)# sila3 zi3 sig15 gur
6. ki ur-{d}en-lil2-la2-ta
7. 4(gesz2) 1(u) 9(asz) zi3 sig15 gur
8. 7(gesz2) 5(u) 5(asz) 2(barig) 3(ban2) dabin gur
9. ki ur-nigar{gar}-ta
10. 2(gesz'u) 3(gesz2) 2(u) 4(asz) 2(barig) gur
11. ma2 ri#-a
12. 1(gesz2) 3(u) 2(asz) 2(barig) 4(ban2) 7(disz) sila3 gur
13. sza3 gir2?-su{ki}
reverse
1. 3(gesz'u) 6(gesz2) 2(u) 1(asz) 2(ban2) gur
2. ma2 ri-a
3. 6(asz) 4(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) gur la2-ia3
4. zi3 iri# bar-ra
5. zi3 sag-ta#
  blank space
6. szunigin 7(gesz2) 4(asz) 3(barig) 6(disz) 2/3(disz) zi3 sig15 gur
7. szunigin 1(asz) guru7 9(gesz2) 2(u) 5(ban2)# dabin gur
8. mu-kux(DU)
9. diri 1(gesz2) 4(u) 8(asz) 1(barig) dabin gur
  blank space
10. nig2-ka9-ak zi3 zi-zi bala iti 2(disz)-kam#
11. bala dub-sag#
12. mu us2-sa {d}szu#-{d}suen lugal

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
  • Measurements (mm): 102.0 high × 56.0 wide × 25.0 thick
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 086003
  • Accession No.: 1899-04-17, 0023

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šū-Suen.02.00.00 (us2 year)
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:27:14 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune 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
2017-03-03 at 09:52:24 Englund, Robert K. Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2015-03-13 at 12:42:07 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 15:04:53 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2008-12-19 at 14:17:05 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2008-12-19 at 14:05:53 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2007-12-12 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Cripps, Eric L.; Molina, Manuel CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“BM 086003 Artifact Entry.” (2007) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P377883.
BM 086003 artifact entry (No. P377883). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P377883 (Original work published 2007)
BM 086003 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P377883 (Accessed: June 15, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-15]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {BM 086003 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P377883},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P377883},
}

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