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Uruk IV/III metrological systems

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All the numerical sign files used in these charts are available here (.eps) and here (.jpeg)

Systems used to count discrete objects

Sexagesimal System S

Used to count discrete inanimate objects.

N8a
↓ ×2 or ×10
N1
↓ ×10
N14
↓ ×6
N34
↓ ×10
N48
↓ ×6
N45
↓ ×10
N50

Sexagesimal System S'

N3
↓ ×10
N18
↓ ×6
N45

Bi-sexagesimal System B

N8
↓ ×2
N1
↓ ×10
N14
↓ ×6
N34
↓ ×2
N51
↓ ×10
N54

Bi-sexagesimal System B*

System derived from the bisexagesimal system, used to count rations of an unclear nature, possibly a type of fish.

N6
↓ ×10
N21
↓ ×6
N38
↓ ×2
N52
↓ ×10
N60

System used to count measures of area (GAN2 system)

N8
↓ ×10?
N1
↓ ×6
N22
↓ ×3
N14
↓ ×10
N50
↓ ×6
N45

System used to count time (U4 system)

U4 N8
↓×10
U4 N14
↓×3
U4× N1

EN system (unclear)

Texts using the EN system.

N9 N10 N11 N12
↓ ×? ↓ ×? ↓ ×? ↓ ×?
N7
↓ ×4
N8
↓ ×2
N24
↓ ×2
N1
↓ ×10
N14

Systems used to count measures of capacity

ŠE system Š

N24 N26 N28 N29 N30a N30c
↓ ×2 ↓ ×3 ↓ ×4 ↓ ×5 ↓ ×6 ↓ ×10
N39a
↓ ×5
N1
↓ ×6
N14
↓ ×10
N45
↓ ×3
N34
↓ ×10
N48
↓ ×6
N46

ŠE system Š'

ŠE system Š'

N24 1_n24_a_.jpg
↓ ×2
N40
↓ ×5
N3
↓ ×6
N18
↓ ×10
N45

ŠE system Š"

ŠE system Š"

N41
↓ ×5
N4
↓ ×6
N19
↓ ×10
N46
↓ ×3
N36
↓ ×10
N49
↓ ×6?
N46

ŠE system Š*

N25 N27 N28
↓ ×2 ↓ ×3 ↓ ×4
N42
↓ ×5
N5
↓ ×6
N20
↓ ×10
N47
↓ ×3
N37

DUGb system

N1 SILA3a
↓ ×10
N1 DUGb

DUGc system

N2
↓ ×5
N1 KU3a
↓ ×2
N1 DUGc
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