Cuneiform Tablet with a Neo-Babylonian and Aramaic Inscription

Culture: Mesopotamia
Period: Achaemenid period, Reign of Artaxerxes I, 465-424 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 6.6 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6494
Provenance: From an old English collection, late 1980s. The collection was examined by Prof. Wilfred George Lambert. With an old description.
Condition: Reassembled from three pieces.
Description: Interesting cuneiform tablet with an administrative content inscribed on both sides. It deals with the sale of barley, on the reverse the names of the witnesses, the location and the date are mentioned with quickly written characters. Very interesting is the Aramaic register on the left side of the tablet. It translates the name of the debtor for the registrars, so they can faster assign the tablet. The Babylonian mentioned name starts with “Bel(?), son of…”. The subsequent name of the father is not decipherable. With an old description of the famous Assyriologist and expert for ancient Near East Wilfred George Lambert (1926-2011).