Trade & Finance in Ancient Mesopotamia: Proceedings of the First Mos Symposium
J. G. Dercksen
the 1st in a sequence of courses with regards to the Dutch undertaking "The economic climate of old Mesopotamia".
accomplished items, animals and occasionally land or homes; and silver for the fix and the manufacture of the jewelry and utensils of the gods. one of many reasons for which the temple wanted silver used to be for the dues to the king or to the country management. regrettably those dues are hardly ever recorded within the The Akkadian note Cagiguri2, "votive (or voluntary) offering", doesn't ensue in Neo-Babylonian reasonably-priced texts. 22 See Oppenheim 1947,117; Joannb 1982,235-236; van Driel 1986, 17. 23.
D ~ ~ . ~ ina~ l. a. ~qer-re-bu - ~ ~ s'd T~ES-MU i n a UKKIN iq-bu-6 u m - m a a - n a - okay u u ~SES-MU GANBA it-ti m d ~ ~ ~ - ~ h a ni-te-pu-us' - ~ ~ ~ three (. ..I (...) mdr bdni en prksence desquels SarnaS-iddin, fils de Sullumu, berger de Nab0 a fait l. a. dkclaration suivante: a1 brebis et 1 chhre, marqukes de l. a. b&cheet du calarne, je les ai vendues contre argent B Innin-Sum-u~ur,fils d'Ibni-IStar et 21 Ah-iddin, fils de Nabu-mukin-aph. Et Innin-Hum-usur, Ah-iddin Ctant absent, a dkclark.
Out the personal loan. 39 See the dialogue in Kraus 1984,301f. 68 KLAAS R. VEENHOF both notable within the expression is the normal point out of "the condo" of the service provider because the position the place one borrows silver, additionally within the dozens of occurrences which put out of your mind the verb "to enter". This point out of "the condo of the service provider" because the position the place one borrows can be (but not often) attested in outdated Babylonian. In ARMT thirteen 17 rev. 2', it happens including the verb "to enter", while a seriously fined guy states.
To pay for okay. and that the quantity of 30 minas of silver used to be truly made on hand to okay. by means of E. for you to enable him to get better. variety 1:l then exhibits that ok. was once simply "used" as transporter with a view to enable E. to make benefit from promoting item introduced from Assur through ok. How ok. may have needed to pay his personal accounts (which had compelled him to take out the personal loan) continues to be uncertain. He didn't have the beneficial choice provided Dadija in EL 109. because the interpretation of the connection among E.
And/or fired (the silver) i'm going to tell the king, my lord, in regards to the reduce of the silver."54 The firing of silver can also be attested in a judicial rfile from the goldsmiths' archive in Assur: "Eruti pays again the silver they've got fired."55 although the use of adjectives specifying the standard of the steel used as foreign money is just attested after 658 there are numerous prior references to washed silver. Silver therefore certified is often pointed out within the penalty clauses, often jointly.