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Burmarina 01

  • CDLI P522614
  • Collection no.: NMSA —
  • Excavation no.: TSF 97 F 200/126 + 209 + 220
  • Primary publication(s): Burmarina 01


  • Provenience: Tell Shiukh Fawqani (Burmarina)
  • Archive: 001 - Area F, Private Archive

Object Details

  • Object type: tablet
  • Material: clay
  • Script: Neo-Assyrian

Text Details

  • Language: Akkadian (Neo-Assyrian)
  • Genre: Legal Transaction
  • Subgenre: sales document (person)


  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Reign: Esarhaddon (680–669 BC)
  • Dated: yes, but date partially preserved
  • Date: 673-[...]-[...] ([...], eponymy of Atār-[ilī])

Burmarina 01 [sales document (person)]

o 1o 1

[ṣu]-pu-[ur m]⸢⸣.DINGIR-a-[a]

(1) Fingernail of Babilāyu, owner of the men being sold.

4 × 3 fingernail impressions preserved
o 22

[EN] .MEŠ ta-da-a-ni

o 33


(3) [...]-Sēʾ (and) [...]mu [...]

o 44


traces of four undecipherable lines
o 5'5'

[kas-pu] gam-mur ta⸣-din

(5') The money is paid completely. These men are purchased and acquired. There will be no revocation, lawsuit, or litigation. Whoever in the future, at any time breaks the contract, whether Babilāyu or his sons or his grandsons, and [seeks] a lawsuit or ltigation against Kubaba-līdi or his sons or his grandsons [...]

o 6'6'

[.MEŠ] šu-a-tu [za]-rip [la-qi]

o 7'7'

[tu]-a-ru de-e-nu DUG₄⸣.[DUG₄]

o 8'8'

[la]-áš-šú man-nu ša i-[na ur-kiš i-na]

o 9'9'

[ma]-⸢te⸣-ma GIL-[u-ni]

o 10'10'

[lu-u] m.DINGIR-a-a

o 11'11'

[lu-u] DUMU.MEŠ-šú DUMU-⸢DUMU⸣.[MEŠ-šú]

o 12'12'

[ša] de⸣-e-nu DUG₄.⸢DUG₄

o 13'13'

[TA*] mKU₆-li-di

o 14'14'


b.e.b.e. not inscribed
rtraces of three undecipherable lines
r 1'1'

[ITI.x UD-x]-KAM lim-mu ma-tar-[DINGIR]

(r 1') Month [..., ...]th [day], eponym year of Atār-[ilī] (673 BC).

r 2'2'

[IGI mx-x]-pa-a .DIB-⸢KUŠ⸣.[PA.MEŠ]

(r 2') Witness [...], chariot driver.

r 3'3'

[IGI mx-x]-gu-uḫ-⸢ḫab⸣-[x-x-(x)]

(r 3') Witness [...]guḫḫab[...].

r 4'4'


(r 4') Witness Nergal-lamur.

r 5'5'

[IGI m]⸢ba⸣-si-i ⸣.[x-x-x]

(r 5') Witness Basî, [...].

r 6'6'

[IGI md]⸢PA⸣-I ⸣.[x-x-x]

(r 6') Witness Nabû-naʾdi, [...].

r 7'7'

[IGI mx-x]-a-a ⸣.[x-x-x]

(r 7') Witness [...]aya, [...].

r 8'8'

[IGI mx-x]-ub-KU₆ ⸣.[x-x-x]

(r 8') Witness [...]ub-Kubaba, [...].

r 9'9'

[IGI mx-x-x]-ṣi-⸢bu [...]

(r 9') Witness [...]ṣibu, [...].

r 10'10'

[IGI mx-x-la]-mur [...]

(r 10') Witness [...]-lamur, [...].

gap of undetermined length
uninscribed space
remainder gone

Adapted from Frederick Mario Fales, Karen Radner, Cinzua Pappi, Ezio Attardo, The Assyrian and Aramaic Texts from Tell Shiukh Fawqani, in Frederick Mario Fales and Luc Bachelot (eds.), Tell Shiukh Fawqani 1994–1998 (History of Ancient Near East Monographs 6/2), 2005, by Poppy Tushingham and Jamie Novotny (2018–2021) for the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI), which is funded by LMU Munich and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The text was lemmatized by Jamie Novotny. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as