CDLJ 2010/1 §5.02 (P393095)

Legal tablet & envelope dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in Harvard Art Museum / Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Harvard Art Museum / Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Museum Number

HAM 1983.107

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

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Artifact Type

Tablet & envelope

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal (sale document)

Language(s)

Akkadian

Measurements

75.0 mm × 53.0 mm × 33.0 mm

Has seal impression(s)

tablet
obverse
  (beginning covered by envelope)
1'. li#-ba#-am# u2#-t,i#-[ib]
 en: He fully satisfied (him),
2'. _{gesz}gan#-na# ib#-ta#-[bala_]
 en: He “stepped over the pestle;”
reverse
1. _mu_ sa-am-su-i-lu#-[na]
 en: by the name of Samsu-iluna
2. _in-pa3_
 en: he swore;
3. _igi_ nu-ur2-{d}suen _dumu_ szu-bu-ul-tim#
 en: before Nūr-Sîn, son of Šubultum,
4. {disz}i-bi-ia du? um?
 en: Ibiya ...,
6. {disz}a-li#-{d}utu x
 en: Ali-Šamaš ...,
7. {disz}x-ma-ba? x x
 en: x-maba-...;
8. _iti sze-sag11-ku5# [u4 1(u) 2(disz)-kam_]
 en: month: “Addarum,” 12th day;
9. _mu_ sa-am#-[su-i-lu-na _lugal] {gesz#}tukul# [...]
 en: year: “Samsu-iluna, the king, the weapon, ... .”
  (rest covered by envelope)
envelope
obverse
1. _igi 6(disz)-gal2 sar e2 ki szub-ba_
 en: 1/6 sar of house in disrepair,
  ca. 6m2
2. _e2#? du3#?_ {disz}i3#-li2#-am-ta-ha-ar
 en: next to the house of Ilī-amtaḫar,
3. _e2_ {d}urasz-lu2-ti x x x
 en: the house of Uraš-awīlam-uballiṭ ...,
4. _ki_ {d}urasz-lu2-ti
 en: from Uraš-awīlam-uballiṭ,
5. _lugal e2#-ke4#?_
 en: the owner of the house,
6. {disz}i3-li2-am-ta-ha-ar
 en: Ilī-amtaḫar
7. _in-szi-sa10_
 en: bought;
8. 5/6(disz) _gin2 ku3-babbar_
 en: 5/6 shekel of silver
9. _sa10 til-la-bi-sze3#_
 en: as its full price
10. _in#-na-an-la2_
 en: he weighed out;
11. [li]-ba#-am [u2]-t,i#-ib#
 en: he fully satisfied (him).
  rest broken
reverse
  beginning broken
1'. [_iti sze]-sag11#-ku5 u4 1(u) 2(disz)-kam_
 en: month: “Addarum,” 12th day;
2'. [_mu_] sa#-am-su-i-lu-na _lugal [{gesz}tukul] {gesz}szu-nir nig2-babbar-ra#? ku3-sig17 ku3-babbar me-te e2#-[e-ke4_] {d}marduk-ra a mu#-na#-[ru_]
 en: year: “Samsuiluna, the king, the weapon, the shining emblem in gold and silver, appropriate for the temple, to Marduk dedicated.”
seal 1
  illegible
seal 2
  illegible
seal 3
  illegible

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
  • Measurements (mm): 75.0 high × 53.0 wide × 33.0 thick
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-06-08 at 08:53:45 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2016-04-24 at 16:55:42 Englund, Robert K. Atf Richardson, Seth F. C. CDLI approved View
2014-03-09 at 12:40:17 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2010-03-23 at 00:02:55 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2010-03-22 at 23:57:47 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2010-01-22 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Ragavan, Deena; Schwemer, Daniel CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLJ 2010/1 §5.02 Artifact Entry.” (2010) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 8, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P393095.
CDLJ 2010/1 §5.02 artifact entry (No. P393095). (2024, June 8). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P393095 (Original work published 2010)
CDLJ 2010/1 §5.02 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P393095 (Accessed: June 22, 2024).
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	year = {2024},
	month = {jun 8},
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P393095},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P393095},
}

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