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A Loan of Silver to Girini (3.136G)
(354 words)

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


This tablet and its envelope originate from Nippur and date to the Ur III period (6th year of Šu-Sin, 5th month, ca. 2032 BCE). It is an antichretic loan transaction. For similar transactions, see COSB.3.136E and COSB.3.136F above).

Girini borrows 6 shekels of silver from Ur-Nanibgal. At the same time, Ur-Nanibgal rents, for 5 years, Girini’s house. The yearly rent of the house (2/3 shekel) will be deducted fro…

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Steinkeller, Piotr, “A Loan of Silver to Girini (3.136G)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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