London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
TWO COMPLETE UNOPENED OLD BABYLONIAN CUNEIFORM ENVELOPES
REIGN OF RIM-SIN, KING OF LARSA, 1822-1763 B.C.
Each inscribed with the text of the economic documents that is also written on the tablets which are evidently still inside, each being a receipt for barley and dates from Apil-ilishu by Selibum Sin-Iddin, the documents witnessed by two or three named individuals: the smaller tablet with 8 + 7 lines of text and multiple cylinder seal impressions of the witnesses including Ili-iddinam and Ili-abi, reign of Rim-Sin, Year 28; the larger tablet with 8 + 5 lines with witness seal impressions reading "Adad, Shala", the name of husband and wife protective deities, reign of Rim-Sin, Year 30
6.7 x 5.1 x 3 cm. and 7.5 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm. respectively (2)
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