Old Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet of the Period of Šamšu-ditana

Culture: Old Babylonian
Period: 1625-1595 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6164
Provenance: Private collection E. v Dijk, Holland, acquired in the 1980s. Most recently with Archea Ancient Art, Amsterdam. Accompanied by a certificate of provenance by E.P. van Dijk dated 22 March 2017.
Condition: Intact
Description: Old Babylonian cuneiform tablet with inscription on both sides describing the need of grain. The complete translation reads: (1) … (2) … (3) day 17 (4) 20 liters (of barley) for … (5) 27 liters (of barley) for … (6) day 17 Month V, day 17 (8) Year: Samsu-ditana, the king (9) Šamaš, the great lord (10) of heaven and earth. Mounted.