Category Archives: Envelopes

Tablets and Envelopes

After a tablet was written, and sometimes sealed, the scribe would often take a piece of clay and flatten it against a level surface like a piecrust.  Then he would fold the document into the sheet of clay.  All excess … Continue reading

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Legal contract

Clay tablet and envelope Ur III, Amar-Sin (reigned c. 2046-2038 B.C.E.) This tablet and its envelope are a legal contract that was witnessed. It concerns stolen sheep. FLP 512

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Contract

Clay tablet and envelope Ur III, Shulgi (reigned c. 2094-2047 B.C.E.) This document is a contract for a delivery of lard with a penalty clause. FLP 142

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Sheep transferred from Intaea or Ur-eshlilla

Clay tablet Drehem, Ur III, Amar-Sin (2046-2038 B.C.E.) FLP 247

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Silver loaned to Ea-bani by SI.A.A.

Clay tablet and envelope Ur III, Ibbi-Sin (reigned c. 2026-2004 B.C.E.) FLP 1127

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Silver accepted by Akalla from Akalla

Clay tablet and envelope Umma, Ur III, Shulgi (c. 2094-2047 B.C.E.) FLP 227

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Barley loaned to Amur-ilum by SI.A.A.

Clay tablet and envelope Ur III, Shu-Sin (reigned c. 2037-2027 B.C.E.) FLP 778

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