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[Table of integer square roots] [manuscript].

Publication:
[Iraq, between 1999 and 1800 B.C.]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 clay tablet ; 48 x 65 mm.
Subjects:
Mathematics -- Early works to 1800.
Roots, Numerical -- Early works to 1800.
Sumerian language -- Texts.
Cuneiform tablets -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Inscriptions.
Tables (documents)
Tablets.
Manuscripts, Digital.
Language:
Sumerian.
Summary:
Table of numbers whose square roots are integers, in Babylonian sexagesimal notation, on a clay tablet that has been partially baked. A line of text has been lost at the bottom of the obverse, where a chipped area has been smoothed off.
Notes:
Ms. inscription.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Layout: Inscribed in 24 lines on 2 sides of the tablet.
Script: Inscribed in cuneiform characters.
Origin: Inscribed in southern Mesopotamia in the 20th or 19th century B.C.
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, March 1997.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2013.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 34 (LJS 99).
Cited as:
LJS 99
OCLC:
849522488
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