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[Combined multiplication table] [manuscript].

Publication:
[Babylonia, between 1990 and 1700 B.C.]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 clay tablet ; 205 x 125 mm.
Subjects:
Akkadian language -- Texts.
Mathematics -- Early works to 1800.
Multiplication -- Tables -- Early works to 1800.
Cuneiform tablets -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Inscriptions.
Tables (documents)
Tablets.
Manuscripts, Digital.
Language:
Akkadian.
Summary:
Reciprocals (fractions of 60) in sexagesimal notation and multiplication tables for 50, 45, 44 4/9, 40, 36, 30, 25, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16 2/3, and 16 in sexagesimal notation, on an unbaked clay tablet.
Notes:
Ms. inscription.
Title supplied by cataloger.
A piece is missing from one corner; the otherwise complete tablet was reconstructed from several large fragments in the 20th century. Additional repairs made by the conservators of the Penn Museum, completed February 2014.
Layout: Inscribed in approximately 44 to 48 lines on each side of the tablet; tables are separated from each other by a double ruling.
Script: Inscribed in cuneiform characters.
Origin: Inscribed in Babylonia between the 20th and 18th century B.C.
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, May 1999.
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 301).
Cited as:
LJS 301
OCLC:
871172769
Access Restriction:
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