Picture of a silver ring from the second millennium B.C.

What was silver worth in Dumuzi-gamil's time? Prices varied considerably in ancient Ur, but Marc Van De Mieroop found that a sheep could sell for between 2.6 and 16 grams, a female slave sold for 52 to 192 grams, and a piece of urban property could sell for 1.3 to 22 grams per square meter -- depending upon the location.

Dumuzi-gamil's silver loans ranged from 10 to 144 grams of silver.