The text on this tablet is known from five examples, including the present example; three fabricated from stone and two from copper. Three are now in the British Museum, one is now in the National Museum, Stockholm. They are said to likely have all been placed into the walls of the temple to Ninegal in Larsa.
Rim-Sîn ruled Larsa from 1822-1763 B.C., one of the longest reigns in Mesopotamian history. He was eventually defeated by the Babylonian King Hammurabi.