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Primary publication: Sumer 07, 028-045 + 13 plts.
Author: Baqir, Taha
Publication date: 1951
Secondary publication(s): von Soden, Sumer 08 (1952) 053-054; Friberg, Jöran, Fs. Schøyen 155-159
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CDLI no.: P254616
UCLA Library ARK 21198/zz001sss2p
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Catalogue: 20050201 melville
Transliteration: Friberg, Jöran; George, Andrew
Translation: Friberg, Jöran
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Owner: National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
Museum no.: IM 054464
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Genre: Mathematical
Sub-genre: problem text
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Object type: tablet
Material: clay
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Provenience: Šaduppum (mod. Tell Harmal)
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Period: Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
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1. szum-ma ki-a-am i-sza-al-ka um-ma szu-u2-ma
#tr.en: If (somebody) so asks you, saying this one:
2. i-na ma-hi-ir _1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 i3-szah 1(ban2) i3-gesz_
#tr.en: At a market rate of 1 ban2 5 sila3 of lard, 1 ban2 of plant oil,
3. szi-ni-ip ma-hi-ir na-hi-im u3 <ul-lu-um wa-at-ru-um ma-hi-ir ul-li-im _6(disz) sze ku3-babbar_> ul-li-im#?
#tr.en: two-thirds the traded amount of lard plus <the oil surplus was the traded amount of oil. 6 barleycorns was the silver>? of the oil
4. wa-at-ri-im _1(disz)#? gin2# ku3-babbar_ na-szi-a-ku
#tr.en: surplus. 1? shekel# of silver I was carrying (could spend).
5. _i3-gesz_ u3 _i3-szah2_ sza-[ma-am] at#-ta# i#-na# e#-pe2#-szi#-ka#
#tr.en: Lard and oil buy [me]! When you work it out:
6. i-gi 1(u) 5(disz) pu-t,u2-ur-ma [4(disz) i-li]
#tr.en: The reciprocal of 15 solve (compute), then [4 will come up].
7. 4(disz) a-na 1(disz) i-szi-i-ma 4(disz) [i-li-a]-kum#
#tr.en: 4 to 1 raise, then 4 will come up for you.
8. na-as2-hi-ir-ma i-gi 1(u) pu#-t,u2#-ur#-ma#
#tr.en: Come again: the reciprocal of 10 solve:
9. 6(disz) i-li 6(disz) a-na 4(u) [i]-szi#-i-ma 4(disz) i-li#
#tr.en: 6 will come up. 6 to 40 lift, then 4 will come up.
10. na-as2-hi-ir-ma _ganba#?_ ul-[li]-im#? wa-at-ri#-im
#tr.en: Come again: the market value of the oil surplus,
11. i-na _1(disz)# gin2# ku3#-babbar# 6(disz) sze ku3-babbar_
#tr.en: from 1 shekel of silver 6 barleycorns of silver
12. hu-ru-us,-ma 5(u) 8(disz) sza-pi2-il-tum
#tr.en: break off, 58 is the remainder.
13. na-as2-hi-ir-ma 4(disz) u3 4(disz) ku-mu-ur-ma
#tr.en: Come again: 4 and 4 heap, then
14. 8(disz) i-li 8(disz) sza i-li-kum i-gi-szu pu-t,u2#-[ur-ma]
#tr.en: 8 will come up. 8 that came up for you, its reciprocal solve (compute):
15. 7(disz) 3(u) i-[li] 7(disz) 3(u) sza i-[li-kum]
#tr.en: 7 30 will come up. 7 30 that came up for you
16. a-na 5(u) 8(disz) ku3-babbar i#-szi#-[ma] x 7(disz) 1(u) 5(disz) [i-li]
#tr.en: to 58 raise, the silver: n 7 15 will come up.
17. 7(disz) 1(u) 5(disz) sza i-li-kum a-na 4(disz) i-szi-i-ma
#tr.en: 7 15 that came up for you to 4 raise, then
18. 2(u) 9(disz) i-na-di-na-ku-um na-as2-hi-[ir]-ma
#tr.en: 29 it will give you. Come again:
19. 7(disz) 1(u) 5(disz) a-na 4(disz) i-szi-i-ma 2(u) 9(disz)# i-li
#tr.en: 7 15 to 4 raise, then 29 will come up.
20. _6(disz) sze ku3-babbar_ sza i-na _ku3-babbar_ ta-su-hu
#tr.en: 6 barleycorns of silver that you from the silver tore out
21. a-na isz-te-en s,i2-ma
#tr.en: to one double (add!).
22. isz-te-en 2(u) 9(disz) isz-te-en 3(u) 1(disz)
#tr.en: One is 29, one is 31.
23. sza-am isz-te-en 7(disz) 1(u) 5(disz)
#tr.en: Buy of one 7 15,
24. isz -te-en 5(disz) 1(u)
#tr.en: of one 5 10