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Accession number 06.19
Title Cuneiform Clay Tablet, Achaemenid
Date 430 B.C.
Notes From the reign of Artaxerxes I, year 35, ca. 430 B.C. A promissory note for barley. Specifying a penalty (interest in barley) if barley is not repaid. Written in Akkadian. Translation: "Concerning the [1 kor] 1 bushel 1 seahs of barley belonging to the Ninmah Temple, belonging to Aa, son of Hashda, is owed by Madla, son of ...Mannu-ki-atter will give that 1 kor 1 bushel, 3 seahs of barley in month II of year 35 of Artaxerxes. If he does not give it, barley interest will begin to accrue at the rate of 3 seahs perkor from month VII. The responsibility for paying the barley is on Rabbu, son of Bel-mushallim." There follows the names of five witnesses, the scribe, the town, and the date. Impressions of the ring seals (all indistinct) of the witnesses are in the edges. With incised labels which read: "Seal of (Name)". 20 lines. Complete and intact. An encrustation on a small area of the surface.