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Real Estate Transaction (3.133C)
(203 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Sumerian Archival Documents; Contracts; Sale Transactions


This text comes from Šuruppak and dates to the Fara period (ca. 2400 BCE).

Real Estate Transaction (3.133C)

(lines 1–2)

1 mina (i.e. a pound) of copper (is) the price of the field.

(line 3)

1 sar (is the size of) the field.

(lines 4–5)

2 minas of copper (is) the additional payment.

(lines 6–7)

6 minas of copper (is) the gift.

(lines 8–11)

10 loaves of breads, 10 cakes, 2 PAB-measures of soup, (and) 2 PAB-measure…

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Steinkeller, Piotr, “Real Estate Transaction (3.133C)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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