MHET 2/2, 243 (P481500)

Legal 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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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 016482

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Legal (Bequest)

Language(s)

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tablet
obverse
1. 2(iku) _iku a-sza3_ i-na _a-gar3_ x x
2. i-ta _[a]-sza3#_ {d}a-a-pi4-sza _lukur {d}utu_
3. [_dumu-munus_] nu-ur2-{d}utu
4. u3 [i]-ta# _[a]-sza3_ i-pi2-iq-i3-li2-szu
5. _sag-bi# a-sza3_ i-szar-li-im _egir?-bi_ x x x
6. 1/2(disz)# _sar 2(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 e2# du3-a_
7. _da e2_ ni-id-na-tum _lukur#-{d}utu#_
8. u3 _da e2 ta-ad-di-nu-nu a-ha-ti-sza
9. _sag-bi 3(disz) kusz3 4(disz) szu-si_
10. a#-na# 2(disz) _nindan usz-[bi_ ...]
11. [1(disz)] _sag-geme2_ {d}utu-sza-ab-[...]
12. [...] _ab2_ 1(disz) za-ab-bu _zabar_
13. [...] _gir2 zabar_
14. [...] _{gesz}gu-za_
15. [...] __gesz-nu2-hi-a_
16. [mi-im-ma] an#-ni-im
reverse
1. [_ha-la_ geme2]-{d}asal-lu2-hi
2. [_dumu-munus_] dingir-pi4-sza
3. [dingir]-pi4-sza a#-bu-sza i-na-di-szi
4. [...] x u2-ul i-szu
5. _igi_ na-ra-am-i3-li2-szu _dumu_ nu-ur2-{d}utu
6. _igi_ zi-mi-{d}utu-lu-hi _dumu_ ib-ni-{d}iszkur#
7. _igi_ ni-in-tab-nu-um
8. _dumu_ erisz-ti-dingir
9. _igi_ ip-qu2-{d}suen _dumu_ ri-is-nu-nu
10. _igi_ be-el-szu-nu _dumu_ dingir-szu-a-bu-szu#?
11. _igi_ an-na-tum _dumu_ e-ri-ba-am
12. _igi_ {d}amar-utu-ta-ia-ar
13. _dumu_ bu-la-tum
14. _igi_ sig-e2-a _dub-sar_
  single ruling
15. _mu ugnim esz3-nun-na{ki}

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

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Legal (Bequest)
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  • primary: MHET 2/2, 243

    [Dekiere1994MHET2/2] Dekiere, Luc. 1994. Old Babylonian Real Estate Documents from Sippar in the British Museum. Part 2: Documents from the Reign of Hammurabi. Mesopotamian History and Environment. Series III. Texts 2. Ghent: University of Ghent.

  • history: Suurmeijer diss., App. p. 374-375

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

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  • Museum No.: BM 016482
  • Accession No.: 1892-05-16, 0018

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-06-14 at 09:53:10 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2023-08-19 at 13:32:21 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-20 at 12:10:25 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-10-07 at 17:46:21 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2019-06-29 at 04:42:31 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Atf Pagé-Perron, Émilie CDLI approved View
2018-08-24 at 18:05:52 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2015-08-28 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Firth, Richard CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“MHET 2/2, 243 Artifact Entry.” (2015) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 14, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P481500.
MHET 2/2, 243 artifact entry (No. P481500). (2024, June 14). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P481500 (Original work published 2015)
MHET 2/2, 243 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P481500 (Accessed: June 24, 2024).
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P481500},
}

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