Old Babylonian Cuneiform Clay Accountants Tablet

 

13613. Old Babylonian Cuneiform Clay Accountants Tablet

Ca. Late 2nd Millennium BC.

Clearly cut with reed into the clay; inscribed with a record of silver for accounting purposes, specifically a contract, loan of silver at interest. Transates as follows - ½ mina of silver bearing interest, from Ili-ba… Belanum, son of Shiriaja(?), has received. … he will repay. Witnesses: Ili-ba-… (son of) Shiriaja. Fair condition. 1-1/2 in x 1-5/8 inches L. Ex NY Private Collector.

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