A GROUP OF SEVEN CUNEIFORM CLAY TABLETS
3RD-2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Comprising a complete Old Babylonian lenticular school text, with a 3-line exercise concerning the listing of types of garment extracted from a lexical composition, 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam; another Old Babylonian tablet, 11 lines of text, stating that quantities of silver and barley have been paid up, circa 18th Century B.C., 1 7/8 x 2¼ in. (4.8 x 5.6 cm.); an Ur III tablet, 12 lines of Sumerian cuneiform text, a receipt of wood and beams and a quantity of barley as wages for hired workmen, top edge missing with minimal loss of text, Year 4, reign of Shu-Sin, 2037-2029 B.C., 1½ x 2 1/8 in. (3.9 x 5.3 cm.); another Ur III tablet, 9 lines of text, a receipt for long beams, heavily impressed with multiple seal impressions, Year 1, reign of Ibbi-Sin, 2028 B.C., 1½ x 1½ in. (3.9 x 3.9 cm.); another virtually complete Ur III ecomomic tablet, concerning payment of wages of many individuals, Year 42, reign of Shulgi, 2094-2047 B.C., 2 x 3 7/8 in. (5.2 x 9.7 cm.); an Old Akkadian economic tablet, 12 lines of text, good script, 1 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (3.4 x 4.8 cm.); and another Old Akkadian economic tablet with 10 lines of text concerning barley, greater portion of reverse missing, traces of erased lines, 1¾ x 2 5/8 in. (4.5 x 6.7 cm.), both 2200 B.C. (7)