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LJS 301 - [Combined multiplication table]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 301 - [Combined multiplication table]
Title:
[Combined multiplication table] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Babylonia, between 1900 and 1700 B.C.]
Physical description:
1 clay tablet ; 205 x 125 mm.
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.
Cite as:
LJS 301
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 301
 
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