This cuneiform tablet from Stanford University Libraries (Special Collections Mss Codex M0539) dates from 2056 B.C.
It is an administrative receipt for grain, dated to the Ur III Dynasty, the reign of King Shulgi, year 39 (2056 B.C.). Sumeria. Except for one small (1 cm.) chip on the obverse side, the tablet is complete. The cuneiform writing is in the Sumerian script.
Publications: Published reference in "Journal of the Society of Oriental Research," vol. 14, pp 45-46.
4 bushels 3 quarts of barley
by the royal measure
regular offering for (the god) Sha
Sealed by Nura.
(Barley) from the High Field.
Year following (-the year named)
The Temple of Puzris-Dagan was built.
4 (PI) 3(BAN) se lugal
mu-us-sa e-/KA. IS-dDA-/gan ba-du