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RA 078, 030-035, no. 06
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Primary publicationRA 078, 030-035, no. 06
Author(s)Soubeyran, Denis
Publication date1984
Secondary publication(s)Friberg, Jöran, Unexpected Links (2005) 14-18
CollectionNational Museum of Syria, Der-ez-Zor, Syria ?
Museum no.NMSDeZ — ?
Accession no.M 08613
ProvenienceMari (mod. Tell Hariri)
Excavation no.
PeriodOld Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Dates referenced
Object typetablet
Remarks
Materialclay
Language
GenreMathematical
Sub-genremetro-mathematical
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20090804 cdliadmin
ATF sourceEnglund, Robert K.
Translationuncertain
UCLA Library ARK21198/zz0022jtp1
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Seal no.
CDLI no.P390441

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1. 1(disz) _sze_-tum _sze_-t,e6-tam 1(disz)-ti-tam u2-s,i2-ma
en: A barley-corn: to a single barley-corn I increased,
1 sze is approximately 0.05g of barley
2. 2(disz) _sze_ i-na _u4_ pa-ni-e
en: 2 barley-corns in the 1st day;
3. _4(disz) sze u4 2(disz)-kam_
en: 4 barley-corns in the 2nd day;
4. _8(disz) sze u4 3(disz)-kam_
en: 8 barley-corns in the 3rd day;
5. _1(u) 6(disz) sze u4 4(disz)-kam_
en: 16 barley-corns in the 4th day;
6. _igi 6(disz)-gal2 2(disz) sze u4 5(disz)-kam_
en: 1/6 (shekel) 2 barley-corns in the 5th day;
7. _1/3(disz)# gin2 4(disz) sze u4 6(disz)-kam_
en: 1/3 shekel 4 barley-corns in the 6th day;
8. [_2/3(disz) gin2 8(disz) sze u4] 7(disz)-kam#_
en: 2/3 shekel 8 barley-corns in the 7th day;
9. [_1(disz) 1/3(disz) gin2 1(u) 6(disz) sze u4 8(disz)-kam_]
en: 1 1/3 shekels 16 barley-corns in the 8th day;
10. [_2(disz) 5/6(disz) gin2 2(disz) sze u4 9(disz)-kam_]
en: 2 5/6 shekels 2 barley-corns in the 9th day;
11. [_5(disz) 2/3(disz) gin2 4(disz) sze u4 1(u)-kam_]
en: 5 2/3 shekels 4 barley-corns in the 10th day;
12. [_1(u) 1(disz) 1/3(disz) gin2 8(disz) sze u4 1(u) 1(disz)-kam_]
en: 11 1/3 shekels 8 barley-corns in the 11th day;
13. [_1/3(disz) ma-na 2(disz) 2/3(disz) gin2 1(u) 6(disz) sze u4 1(u) 2(disz)-kam_]
en: 1/3 mina 2 2/3 shekels 16 barley-corns in the 12th day;
14. [_2/3(disz) ma-na 5(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 2(disz) sze u4 1(u) 3(disz)-kam_]
en: 2/3 mina 5 1/2 shekels 2 barley-corns in the 13th day;
15. [_1(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-na 1(disz) gin2 4(disz) sze u4 1(u) 4(disz)-kam_]
en: 1 1/2 mina 1 shekel 4 barley-corns in the 14th day;
16. [_3(disz) ma-na 2(disz) gin2 8(disz) sze u4 1(u) 5(disz)-kam_]
en: 3 minas 2 shekels 8 barley-corns in the 15th day;
17. [_6(disz) ma-na 4(disz) gin2 1(u) 6(disz) sze u4 1(u) 6(disz)-kam_]
en: 6 minas 4 shekels 16 barley-corns in the 16th day;
18. [_1(u) 2(disz) ma-na 8(disz) gin2 igi 6(disz)-gal2 2(disz) sze u4 1(u) 7(disz)-kam_]
en: 12 minas 8 1/6 shekels 2 barley-corns in the 17th day;
19. [_2(u) 4(disz) ma-na 1(u) 6(disz) 1/3(disz) gin2 4(disz) sze u4 1(u) 8(disz)-kam_]
en: 24 minas 16 1/3 shekels 4 barley-corns in the 18th day;
20. [_4(u) 8(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-na 2(disz) 2/3(disz) gin2 8(disz) sze u4 2(u) la2 1(disz)-kam_]
en: 48 1/2 minas 2 2/3 shekels 8 barley-corns in the 19th day;
21. [_1(asz) gu2 3(u) 7(disz) ma-na 5(disz) 1/3(disz) gin2 1(u) 6(disz) sze u4 2(u)-kam_]
en: 1 talent 37 minas 5 1/2 shekels 16 barley-corns in the 20th day;

reverse
1. [_3(asz) gu2 1(u) 4(disz) ma-na 1(u) 5/6(disz) gin2 2(disz) sze u4 2(u) 1(disz)-kam_]
en: 3 talents 14 minas 10 5/5 shekels 2 barley-corns in the 21st day;
2. [_6(asz) gu2 2(u) 8(disz) 1/3(disz) ma-na 1(disz) 2/3(disz) gin2 4(disz) sze u4 2(u) 2(disz)-kam_]
en: 6 talents 28 1/3 minas 1 2/3 shekels 4 barley-corns in the 22nd day;
3. [_1(u) 2(asz) gu2 5(u) 6(disz) 2/3(disz) ma-na 3(disz) 1/3(disz) gin2 8(disz) sze u4 2(u) 3(disz)-kam_]
en: 12 talents 56 2/3 minas 3 1/3 shekels 8 barley-corns in the 23rd day;
4. [_2(u) 5(asz) gu2 5(u) 3(disz) 1/3(disz) ma-na 6(disz) 2/3(disz) gin2 1(u) 6(disz) sze u4 2(u) 4(disz)-kam_]
en: 25 talents 53 1/3 minas 6 2/3 shekels 16 barley-corns in the 24th day;
5. [_5(u) 1(asz) gu2 4(u) 6(disz) 5/6(disz) ma-na 3(disz) 1/2(disz) gin2 2(disz) sze u4 2(u) 5(disz)-kam_]
en: 51 talents 46 5/6 minas 3 1/2 shekels 2 barley-corns in the 25th day;
6. [1(disz) me _4(u) 3(asz) gu2 3(u) 3(disz) 2/3(disz) ma-na 7(disz) gin2 4(disz) sze u4 2(u) 6(disz)-kam_]
en: 1 ‘hundred’ 43 talents 33 2/3 minas 7 shekels 4 barley-corns in the 26th day;
error ‘me’ used as sexagesimal, not decimal marker (=60, not 100)
7. [3(disz) me _2(u) 7(asz) gu2 7(disz) 1/2(disz) ma-na 4(disz) gin2 8(disz) sze u4 2(u) 7(disz)-kam_]
en: 3 ‘hundred’ 27 talents 7 1/2 minas 4 shekels 8 barley-corns in the 27th day;
error ‘me’ used as sexagesimal, not decimal marker (=60, not 100)
8. [6(disz) me _5(u) 4(asz) gu2 1(u) 5(disz) ma-na 8(disz) gin2 1(u) 6(disz) sze u4 2(u) 8(disz)-kam_]
en: 6 ‘hundred’ 54 talents 15 minas 8 shekels 16 barley-corns in the 28th day;
error ‘me’ used as sexagesimal, not decimal marker (=60, not 100)
9. 1(disz) li-im 3(disz) me _4(u) 8(asz) gu2 3(u)# [ma-na] 1(u) 6(disz) gin2 igi 6(disz)-gal2 2(disz) sze u4 3(u) la2 1(disz@t)-kam_
en: 1 ‘thousand’ 3 ‘hundred’ 48 talents 30 minas 16 1/6 shekels 2 barley-corns in the 29th day;
errors ‘lim’ used as sexagesimal 600, not decimal 1000; ‘me’ used as sexagesimal 60, not decimal 100
10. 2(disz) li-im 7(disz) <me> _3(u) 7(asz) gu2 1/2(disz) ma-na 2(disz) 1/3(disz) gin2 4(disz) sze u4 3(u)-kam_
en: 2 ‘thousand’ 7 ‘hundred’ 37 talents 1/2 mina 2 1/3 shekels 4 barley-corns in the 30th day.
errors ‘lim’ used as sexagesimal 600, not decimal 1000; ‘me’ used as sexagesimal 60, not decimal 100
final day ‘payment’ is approximately 51,700kg of silver, the equivalent of paying the salary of an unskilled Babylonian laborer for a period of 500,000 years


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