This tablet has a total of 29 lines of
Sumerian cuneiform on obverse and
reverse, with cylinder seal impressions (to
show the seal inscription) on the reverse
before the date at the end and on upper,
lower and left side edges. It is dated to king
Damiq-ilishu of Isin, in southern
Mesopotamia, c. 1817-1794 B.C., to the 9th
year of his reign.
10 acres of palm grove, in the ..[…] estate,
palm grove of Hibti-Nana, wife of Ur-dukuga,
facing the palm grove of Sin-eribam, close to
6 1/2 shekels of silver was weighed out.
Sin-eribam purchased it from Hibti-Nana,
wife of Ur-dukuga.
In the future Hibti-Nana, wife of Ur-dukuga,
and as many heirs as there may be, may
not claim the palm grove. She swore by the
In the presence of
Usi-ana-nuri, son of Ipqu-Damu
Issur-Adad, son of Adad-rabi
Shummanum, son of Ibbi-Adad
Pabilsag-muballit, son of Sin-ilum
Humusi, son of Nabi-Enlil
Month: Addar, year: after Damiq-ilishu the
king built the temple of Utu
Seal inscription: Hibti-Nana wife of Ur-
dukuga slave of (the god) Nin-shubur
The tablet is very well written and well
preserved save for very slight damage to the
upper obverse right-hand corner.
Description and translation kindly provided
by Professor W. G. Lambert