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A Loan of Silver to Šuna (3.136E)
(212 words)

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


This tablet and its envelope come from Nippur and date to the Ur III period (1st year of Ibbi-Sin, 6th month, ca. 2028 BCE). The transaction involves an antichretic arrangement, in which the interest on the loan is paid off by the labor of the pledged slave woman (see also the next two loans, COSB.3.136F and COSB.3.136G and above, COSB.3.116).

A Loan of Silver to Šuna (3.136E)

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Šuna received 7 shekels of …

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Steinkeller, Piotr, “A Loan of Silver to Šuna (3.136E)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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