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CDLJ 2009/2 §3.3 (P384821)

Has seal impression(s)

Impressed with seal(s): S003415.1

Primary Publication: Robson, Eleanor; Clark, Kathleen (2009) CDLJ 2009/2 3.3

Collection: Special Collections, Robert Manning Strozier Library, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Museum no.: FSU 22

Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Object Type: tablet or envelope > tablet

Material: clay

Date: --.--.05.00

Transliteration:
 atf: lang sux
tablet
obverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x x [...]
 en: ...
2'. [2(bur3) 1(esze3) 3(iku) GAN2 gesz a-ra2] 3(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta
 en: 2 bur3, 1 eše3 3 iku field, harrowing, 3 (times), at 1 eše3 field (a day),
3'. [a2 erin2-na]-bi# u4 4(u) 5(disz)
 en: its troop labor: 45 days;
  calculation: 45 × 3 × 2 ÷ 6 = 45
  ploughmen always 3 erin2, seeding ploughs always 4 erin2:
  d = (a ÷ b/3) + (a ÷ c/3 x 3/2/1) = (a/b x 3) + ((a/c x 3) x 3/2/1)
  if plough type1 . plough type2, then:
  d = 2(a ÷ b/3) + (a ÷ c/3 x 3/2/1) etc.
4'. [1(bur3) GAN2 gesz a]-ra2# 3(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta
 en: 1 bur3 field, harrowing, 3 (times), at 1 eše3 field (a day),
5'. [a2] erin2#-[na-bi] u4# 1(u) 8(disz)
 en: its troop labor: 18 days;
  calculation: 18 × 3 × 2 ÷ 6 = 18
6'. [1(esze3) 3(iku)] GAN2 [gesz a]-ra2# 4(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta
 en: 1 eše3, 3 iku field, harrowing, 4 (times), at 1 eše3 field (a day),
7'. a2# erin2-na#-bi# u4 1(u) 2(disz)
 en: its troop labor: 12 days;
  calculation: 9 × 4 × 2 ÷ 6 = 12
8'. a2 gesz-ur3-ra
 en: work of harrowing;
9'. 4(gesz2) sar gi zex(SIG7)-a 2(u) sar-ta
 en: 240 sar, reeds uprooted, at 20 sar (a day),
10'. a2-bi u4 1(u) 2(disz)
 en: its labor: 12 days;
  calculation: 240 ÷ 20 = 12
11'. 4(u) 5(disz) sar gi zex(SIG7)-a 1(u) 5(disz) sar-ta
 en: 45 sar, reeds uprooted, at 15 sar (a day)
12'. a2-bi u4# 3(disz)
 en: its labor: 3 days;
  calculation: 45 ÷ 15 = 3
13'. a2 lu2 hun-ga2
 en: labor of hired men;
14'. 8(gesz2) 4(u) sar gi ku5-ra2 2(u) sar-ta
 en: 520 sar, reeds cut, at 20 sar (a day),
15'. a2-bi u4 2(u) 6(disz)
 en: its labor: 26 days;
  calculation: 520 ÷ 20 = 26
16'. 3(gesz2) 1(u) 2(disz) sar al 4(disz) sar-ta
 en: 192 sar, hoeing, at 4 sar (a day),
reverse
1. a2-bi# u4 4(u) 8(disz)
 en: its labor: 48 days;
  calculation: 192 ÷ 4 = 48
2. [1(gesz2) 6(disz)] sar# al 3(disz) sar-ta
 en: 66 sar, hoeing, at 3 sar (a day),
3. [a2-bi] u4# 2(u) 2(disz)
 en: its labor: 22 days;
  calculation: 66 ÷ 3 = 22
4. [2(gesz2) 3(u) sar] x 5(disz) sar-ta
 en: 150 sar, ..., at 5 sar (a day),
5. a2#-[bi] u4# 3(u)
 en: its labor: 30 days;
  calculation: 150 ÷ 5 = 30
6. giri3# [...]-la? nu-banda3-gu4
 en: via ..., oxen manager;
  blank space
7. [a-sza3-ge] kin ak
 en: field work done,
8. [a-sza3 la2]-tur
 en: field “Latur;”
9. [ugula ur?]-{gesz#?}gigir# nu#-[banda3]-gu4
 en: foreman: Ur-gigir, oxen manager;
10. [kiszib3] lugal-[nesag-e]
 en: under seal of Lugal-emaḫe;
11. [iti] dal
 en: month: “Flight,”
12. [mu ...]{ki} ba-[hul]
 en: year: “... was destroyed.”
seal 1
1. [lugal]-e2#-mah#-e
 en: Lugal-emaḫe,
2. dub-sar
 en: scribe,
3. [dumu] lugal#-ku3-ga-[ni]
 en: son of Lugal-kugani.

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