CT 06, pl. 40, Bu 1891-05-09, 2524 (P385860)

Loan Contracts 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 082512 & BM 082513

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah)

Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Business / Contracts > Loan Contracts (Loan of silver for ransom)

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
1. _1/3(disz) ma-na 4(disz) gin2 [ku3-babbar]_
 ts: šaluš manā erbet šiqil kaspam
 en: 24 shekels of silver,
2. esz-re-tum _ki_ {d}[utu]
 ts: ešrētum itti šamaš
 en: a tithe, from Šamaš
3. {disz}ki-szu-szu-u2
 ts: kišūšû
 en: Kišūšû
4. _szu ba-an-ti_
 ts: ilqe
 en: has received.
5. a-na dingir-a-bi
 ts: ana anum-abī
 en: To Anum-abī
6. a-na ip-t,e4-ri-szu
 ts: ana ipṭerīšu
 en: for his ransom
7. i-di-in
 ts: i(d)din
 en: he has given.
8. _u4 buru14 sze_-am
 ts: ina ūm ebūrim âm
 en: At harvest time, the barley (equivalent to the value of silver)
9. a-na {d}utu
 ts: ana Šamaš
 en: to Šamaš
10. i-na-di-in
 ts: ina(d)din
 en: he will give.
reverse
1. _igi_ li-pi2-it-isz8-tar2
 ts: maḫar lipit-ištar
 en: Before Lipit-ištar;
2. _igi_ {d}iszkur-re-me-ni
 ts: maḫar adad-rēmēni
 en: before Adad-rēmēni;
3. _igi_ ia-di-ih-dingir
 ts: maḫar yadiḫ-ilum
 en: before Yadiḫ-ilum;
4. _igi_ na-ki-mu-um
 ts: maḫar nakimum
 en: before Nakimum
5. _dumu_ ia-ta-ru-um
 ts: mār yatarum
 en: son of Yatarum;
6. _igi_ nin-a-zu
 ts: maḫar ninazu
 en: before Ninazu.
7. _mu us2-<sa>_ sa3-bi-um _lugal-e_
 ts: šanat warki sabium šarrum
 en: The year after (the year) "Sabium is king".
envelope
obverse
1. _dub 1/3(disz) ma-na 4(disz) gin2 ku3-babbar_
 ts: ṭuppum šaluš manā erbet šiqil kaspam
 en: Tablet. 24 shekels of silver,
2. esz-re-tum _ki_ {d}utu
 ts: ešrētum itti šamaš
 en: a tithe from Šamaš,
3. _ki_ {d}utu [{disz}]ki#-szu-szu-u2
 ts: itti šamaš kišūšû
 en: Kišūšû from Šamaš
4. _szu ba-an-ti#_ a-na dingir-a-bi
 ts: ilqe. ana anum-abī
 en: has received. To Anum-abī
5. a-na ip-t,e4#-ri-szu i-di-in
 ts: ana ipṭerīšu i(d)din
 en: he has given for his ransom.
6. _u4 buru14 sze_-am a-na {d}utu i-na-di-in
 ts: ina ūm ebūrim âm ana Šamaš ina(d)din
 en: At harvest time he will give to Šamaš the barley.
7. _igi_ li-pi2-it#-isz8-tar2 _sanga#_
 ts: maḫar lipit-ištar šangê
 en: Before Lipit-ištar, chief administrator (of the temple);
8. _igi_ {d}iszkur-re-me-ni
 ts: maḫar adad-rēmēni
 en: before Adad-rēmēni;
9. _igi_ na-ki-mu-um
 ts: maḫar nakimum
 en: before Nakimum
10. _dumu_ ia-ta-ru-um
 ts: mār yatarum
 en: son of Yatarum;
reverse
1. _igi_ ia-di-ih-dingir _dumu_ bur#-{d#}[...]
 ts: maḫār yadiḫ-ilum mār būr-...
 en: before Yadiḫ-ilum son of Būr-...
2. _igi_ nin-a-zu _{munus}dub-sar_
 ts: maḫar ninazu ṭupšarratim
 en: before Ninazu, the female scribe.
  single ruling
  blank space
seal 1
1. {d}utu-tab-ba-szu
 ts: šamaš-tappâšu
 en: Šamaš-tappâšu,
2. ARAD e2-babbar
 ts: warad ebabbar
 en: servant of the Ebabbar,
3. _dumu_ an-pi4-{d}utu
 ts: mār anum-pî-šamaš
 en: son of Anum-pî-šamaš.
seal 2
  (uninscribed)
seal 3
1. {d}iszkur-[re-me-ni]
 ts: adad-rēmēni
 en: Adad-rēmēni
2. _ra2-[gaba]_
 ts: rakbûm
 en: envoy
3. sza _e2_ ga#-[gi-im]
 ts: ša bīt gagîm
 en: of the cloister’s temple,
4. ARAD {d}utu# [{d}a-a]
 ts: warad šamaš ayya
 en: servant of Šamaš (and) Ayya.
seal 4
  (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 6, 40c

    [Pinches1898CT6] Pinches, Theophilus G. (dup.). 1898. Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum 6. London: The Trustees of the British Museum.

  • history: MVS 10, no. XXI

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

    (seals)


  • history: OLA 109, p. 105

    [Goddeeris2002economy] Goddeeris, Anne. 2002. Economy and Society in Northern Babylonia in the Early Old Babylonian Period (ca. 2000 - 1800 BC). Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 109. Leuven: Peeters.

  • history: HG 3, 149

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

  • history: UAZP = VAB 5, 52

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

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  • Museum No.: BM 082512 & BM 082513
  • Accession No.: 1891-05-09 Bu, 2524 & 1891-05-09 Bu, 2524A

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-11-24 at 17:18:52 Lafont, Bertrand Atf Lafont, Bertrand Lafont, Bertrand approved View
2023-11-23 at 17:43:02 Guidi, Carlo Artifact Guidi, Carlo Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-11-23 at 16:58:37 Guidi, Carlo Atf Guidi, Carlo Lafont, Bertrand approved View
2023-09-09 at 18:41:45 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-21 at 07:56:19 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-08-01 at 14:42:24 Woestenburg, Els Atf Woestenburg, Els CDLI approved View
2008-05-12 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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dummy composite seal for unidentified seals (P533185) - -

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Cite this Artifact
“CT 06, Pl. 40, Bu 1891-05-09, 2524 Artifact Entry.” (2008) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 24, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P385860.
CT 06, pl. 40, Bu 1891-05-09, 2524 artifact entry (No. P385860). (2023, November 24). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P385860 (Original work published 2008)
CT 06, pl. 40, Bu 1891-05-09, 2524 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P385860 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-18]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {nov 24},
	title = {CT 06, pl. 40, {Bu} 1891-05-09, 2524 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P385860},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P385860},
}

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