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Cuneiform Tablets

Identifier: MSS 2016-002

Scope and Contents

Twenty-eight clay tablets with text in cuneiform script, dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur, the Old Babylonian period, the reign of Sîn-kasid, and Neo-Babylonian period.  Known geographical sources include Umma, Puzris-Dagan, Girsu, and Uruk.

Online Copies Available

Digital photographs of all items in this collection are available on the FSU Digital Library: Cuneiform Tablet Collection


  • created: 2500 - 1700 BCE

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers. Items are available upon request in the Special Collections Research Center, Strozier Library.

Items are fragile. Handling should be minimal, careful, and gloved.

Conditions Governing Use

Works in this collection are in the public domain in the United States. Any user may copy, distribute, display, or broadcast them without restriction.


28.00 items (3 boxes) : total collection extent

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Custodial History

Obtained by Edgar James Banks in Babylonia prior to 1922. Purchased from Banks by Prof. Josiah B. Game of Tallahassee in 1922 or later, and subsequently donated by Game to the Florida State College by for Women.

Related Materials

Clark, Kathleen & Robson, Eleanor, 2008. “Ancient accounting in the modern mathematics classroom,” BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics 23, 129–142.
Clark, Kathleen & Robson, Eleanor, 2009. "The Cuneiform Tablet Collection of Florida State University," Cuneiform Digital Library Journal 2009:2, 1-14.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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