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BT 104

  • CDLI P522824
  • Collection no.: IM —
  • Excavation no.: BT 104
  • Primary publication(s): BT 104


  • Provenience: Balawat (Imgur-Enlil)
  • Archive: 001 - Mamu Temple, Room 8

Object Details

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

Text Details

  • Language: Akkadian (Neo-Assyrian)
  • Genre: Legal Transaction
  • Subgenre: contract (harvesters)


  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Reign: Aššur-etel-ilani (ca. 630–627 BC)
  • Dated: yes
  • Date: 629*-I-05 (Nisannu 5th, eponymy of Nabû-šarru-uṣur, palace scribe)

BT 104 [contract (harvesters)]

o 1o 1

⸢12? ŠE.KIN.KUD ša md⸢15⸣-I

(1) Twelve harvesters belonging to Issār-na’di, at the disposal of Milku-uṣur (and) at the disposal of Nabîya.

o 22

ina IGI mmil-ku-PAB

o 33

ina IGI mna-bi-ia-a

blank space of two lines
o 44

ina UD-me ad⸣-ri A.ŠÀ

(4) On the day of the threshing floor (i.e. at the time of threshing), the harvesters will come from the field. If they do not harvest, they shall pay two seahs per harvester.

o 55

i-la-ku-nu e-ṣi-du

o 66

šum-ma la i-ṣi-du

o 77

02 BÁN ša .ŠE.⸢KIN⸣.KUD

r 1r 1


r 22


(r 2) Month Nisannu (I), 5th day. Eponym year of Nabû-šarru-uṣur, palace scribe. Witness: Mannu-kī-Issār. Witness: Ubru-ekurri. Witness: Banāya. Witness: Urdu-Issār. Witness: Nabû-taqqinanni.

r 33

lim-mu mdPA-MAN-PAB .A.BA-KUR

r 44

IGI mman-nu-ki-d15

r 55


r 66

IGI m-ia

r 77


l.e. 1l.e. 1

IGI mdPA-LAL-a-ni

Adapted from Barbara Parker, “Tablets from the Temple of Mamu at Balawat,” Iraq 25 (1963): 86–103, by Jamie Novotny and Poppy Tushingham (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 online edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as