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Tablet with cuneiform inscription

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Clay tablet with inscription in Sumerian cuneiform: "52 1/3 talents of reeds from Kuli Ur-Shashaga (has received) Month of Shunumun (sixth month of the year)." Receipt for the delivery of reeds. Date fixed by writing in the Third Dynasty of Ur.


1 52 2/3 gú / gi-zi 2 ki Ku-li-ta / Ur-sa6-sa6-ga 3 iti Šu-numuna "52 2/3 talents of fire-reeds Ur-sasaga (received) from Kuli (in) the month of Šunumuna."

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Gift of the Misses Amy and Clara Curtis

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Third dynasty of Ur, 2813–2290 B.C.


Overall: 34 x 29 x 16 mm (1 5/16 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World