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A largish URIII tablet which is the accounting for amounts of barley and wool with the silver equivalents, for several named people.
It is quite rare to find the silver equivalents written on tablets of this sort. There are the totals for one month. The date/year has not been read yet.
This tablet wil be published in due course.
58mm x 46mm. Some loss on the obverse.
A small URIII single sided administrative tablet in a very small neat hand being a note of an amount of goods for a person named Naram-ilishu.
29mm x 27mm
Another particularly well written URIII administrative document which records dates and date tree branches dispersed to a number of people including one named Ad-e2 A-NI-NI-su overseer of weavers.
40mm x 38mm
An interesting URIII tablet is a receipt for sustenance rations including barley for a person named Ur-Dumuzi and dated to the reign of Ibbi-Suen, King of Ur, son of Shu-Suen, 2028 BC -2004 BC.
There are different types of accounting tablets depending on the purpose of the transaction described on the tablet. These include, for example, “ mu-túm” (delivery), “ šu-ba-ti” (received from), “ ì--dab” (royal delivery), and “ šu-bi-ta” and “ zi-ga-àm” (expeditures).
54mm x 48mm
A fine large URIII tablet being concerned with amounts of barley as fodder for donkeys and for seed grain. There is mention of a town on this tablet called Diniktum. This is place which has been mentioned on a number of tablets and appears to be located at the site now called Tell Mohammed.
Small surface loss on one side and tip of one corner.
95mm x 54mm
This is rather interesting. Not totally clear if this is Old Akkadian or URIII as it's rather crudly written. This might be a writing practice by a pupil scribe or it might be a rough and quickly "scribbled" note . It is about both good quality and ordinary quality beer. No names there.
42mm x 37mm
9.17. T (N)
Another rather interesting piece. An Old Babylonian tablet used as a "tag". Has several holes visible on the flat side where it had been tied to, probably, a storage jar .The flat side also has a very feint sealing impression but cannot be read.
This tag is for some beer.
No names readable. But date is: reign of Ishme -Dagan.
55mm x 47mm. Corner reattached.
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