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tablet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    71537

  • Description

    Clay tablet; fragment; astronomical diary with predictions of solar eclipse times and two dates for changes of royal rule, although neither is directly associated with an observed eclipse; fragment.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 3 inches
    • Width: 2.125 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Language

        Babylonian
      • Inscription Comment

        Refers to the accession and death from natural causes of Artaxerxes III.
  • Bibliography

    • Leichty E & Grayson A K 1987a p.315 bibliographic details
    • Walker 1997a pp.21-22 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1882

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    71537

  • Registration number

    1882,0918.11539


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