Sumerian Law Tablet Replica (resin cast)
4.5 inches tall by 2.75 inches wide.
This Sumerian Law Tablet dates from about 1860 BC and depicts one of the oldest documented laws in history. The laws are from the Laws of Lipit-Ishtar who was the fifth ruler of the 1st Dynasty of Isin (1934-1924 BC). The Law of Lipit-Ishtar follows the laws written by Ur-Nammu (2112-2092 BC) and pre-dates the Code of Hammurabi by 150 years. The laws on this tablet were used for school practice. One law gives the price for the compensation of a slave as 15 shekels of silver. The Biblical Joseph was sold for 20 pieces of silver in Genesis 37:28.