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Cuneiform tablet: promissory note for silver

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 652 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Babylon (modern Hillah)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
4.5 x 5.8 x 2.5 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.155
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
Moldenke, Afred B. 1893. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, pt. 2. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 3, pp. 64-66.

San Nicolò, Mariano. 1951. Babylonische Rechtsurkunden des ausgehenden 8. und des 7. Jarhundert v. Chr. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, no. 55, pp. 113-114.

Delaunay, Jacques A., and Alfred B. Moldenke. 1977. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York): Nouvelle Édition. Publication du Centre des droits cunéiformes, Université de droit Paris II. Paris: P. Geuthner, pp. 88-91.

Spar, Ira, and Eva von Dassow. 2000. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume III: Private Archive Texts from the First Millennium B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 6, pp. 16-19, pl. 5.
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