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Black diorite tablet: engraved on both sides with a copy of a deed recording the sale of certain arable land and gardens in the neighbourhood of Bit-Udashi, Bit-Sapri, and Bit-Naniauti, by [Eulmash]-dinanni, the son of Sin-epiri ; the name of the purchaser is wanting. The text contained imprecations intended to prevent any repudiation of the transfer by the family of Sin-epiri, and it appears also to have enumerated certain fines or payments which, in the event of such a repudiation, were to be exacted from the member of Sin-epiri's family who raised the claim. In addition to the name of the scribe who drew up the deed, the text gives the names of eleven witnesses, in whose presence the original document was sealed with [Eulmash]-dinanni's seal. The deed is dated in reign of "[Itti]-Marduk-balatu, the king." Nearly complete; both sides are very worn, with one side possibly defaced.
Length: 16.50 centimetres
Thickness: 5 centimetres
Width: 12 centimetres
- Not on display
- Fair / poor; nearly complete; both inscribed sides very worn; one side of inscription possibly defaced.
- Acquisition notes
- This object was originally purchased by Rassam. A private letter to Pinches on the 9 June 1882 describes as coming from Babylon. 91081 was probably acquired with it.
- Middle East
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 122 (exhibition number (red))
Other BM number: 12157 (previous big number)