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tablet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    130827

  • Description

    Black stone tablet inscribed on two sides and one edge; inscription states "purchased a house in Uruk for 3.5 mamas of silver by Ai'da", dated 10/iv/ 2 Samash-ukin blbbt; incomplete; lower right corner broken.

  • Authority

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.625 inches
    • Width: 4.5 inches
    • Thickness: 2.125 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        two sides and one edge
      • Inscription Comment

        Purchased a house in Uruk for 3.5 mamas of silver by Ai'da", dated 10/iv/ 2 Samash-ukin blbbt.
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Incomplete.

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1949

  • Acquisition notes

    From the Duke of Northumberland's collection at Alnwick Castle. Originally purchased in Moscow in 1891.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    130827

  • Registration number

    1949,1112.4

  • Additional IDs

    • North 2267 (Previous collector's number)
Black stone tablet inscribed on two sides and one edge; inscription states "purchased a house in Grech for 3.5 mamas of silver by Ai'da", dated 10/iv/ 2 Samash-ukin blbbt; incomplete; lower right corner broken.

Black stone tablet inscribed on two sides and one edge; inscription states "purchased a house in Grech for 3.5 mamas of silver by Ai'da", dated 10/iv/ 2 Samash-ukin blbbt; incomplete; lower right corner broken.

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