British Museum Society Tablet
- British Museum Society Tablet
Clay tablet; record of beer; impressed with five different types of numerical symbol.
- 3100BC-3000BC (between)
- Height: 9.4 centimetres
- Width: 6.87 centimetres
- Thickness: 2.3 centimetres
Inscription CommentRecord of beer
2014-2016, AHOW loan tour, PROMISED
2010-2011, London, BM/BBC, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
1990 15 May-29 Jul, Germany, Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Frühe Schrift und Techiken der Wirtschaftsverwaltung im alten Vorderen Orient
Purchased through auction of the Erlenmeyer collection in London at Christie's (lot 46). This tablet is to be known as the "British Museum Society" tablet on account of a substantial donatrion being made towards its acquisition by the British Museum Society (later Friends).
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Object reference number: WCT53323
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