Affidavit in three parts


Clay tablet

Neo-Babylonian dynasty, Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 B.C.E.).

Sillaya, the son of Marduk-sarrani, has sworn an oath by the planet Jupiter, the star Sirius, and the majesty of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, as follows: I have not concealed any cattle; I have brought all my cattle, as many as there were, to the goddess of Uruk. The order of the king has been carried out….The cattle are live. (If I have concealed any of these cattle about which the king ordered, then I will) repay 30-fold to the goddess of Uruk.

FLP 1530

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