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Proto-Elamite metrological systems
Systems used to count discrete objects
Sexagesimal System S
Decimal System D
Used to count discrete animate objects, in particular domesticated animals and laborers.
N51g and N54g are only attested in one text (see MDP 31, 031). N51, counting low-status humans and animals, is found in five texts (MDP 06, 399; MDP 17, 275; MDP 26, 156; MDP 26, 160; MDP 26, 205).
N23 is also used as a nonnumerical sign with the value M387. Many variants of M387 are know, with approximately similar usage.
Bi-sexagesimal System B
Used to count discrete grain products; objects noted with this system may, as in archaic Babylonia, belong to a rationing system.
Bi-sexagesimal System B#
System derived from the bi-sexagesimal system B, used to count rations(?) of an unclear nature.
Systems used to count measures of capacity
Capacity System C
System used primarily to note capacity measures of grain, in particular barley; some of the small units also designate bi-secually counted cereal products.