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BT 124

  • CDLI P522840
  • Collection no.: IM —
  • Excavation no.: BT 124
  • Primary publication(s): BT 124

Provenance

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

Object Details

  • Object type: tablet
  • Material: clay
  • Script: Neo-Assyrian
  • Sealed/Marked: yes
  • Seal/Mark Type: cylinder seal; stamp seal
  • Number of Sealings:

Text Details

  • Language: Akkadian (Neo-Assyrian)
  • Genre: Legal Transaction
  • Subgenre: debt note (silver)

Date

  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Reign: Sennacherib (704–681 BC)
  • Dated: yes
  • Date: 686-XI-01 (Šabāṭu 1st, eponymy of Bēl-ēmuranni, commander-in-chief)

BT 124 [debt note (silver)]

Obverse
o 1o 1

NA₄.KIŠIB *.EN.NAM ša URU.ár-zu-ḫi-⸢na

(1) Seal of the governor of Arzuhina. Seal of Rēmanni-ilu. Seal of Ahu-ilu. Envelope. Three minas of silver by the mina of the king, belonging to Mamu-iqbi, at the disposal of the governor of Arzuhina, at the disposal of Rēmanni-ilu (and) at the disposal of Ahu-ilu. At the beginning of the new moon in month Addaru (XII), he shall pay back the silver in its capital amount. If he does not pay, it will increase monthly by [n] shekels of silver per mina. He will hand over the silver in Nineveh.

o 22

NA₄.KIŠIB mrém-ni-DINGIR NA₄.KIŠIB ma-ḫu-DINGIR

o 33

ki-⸢ṣir-tu 03 MA.NA KUG.UD ina MA!.NA!-e

o 44

ša DUMU⸣-LUGAL

o 55

ša mMA.-iq-bi

cylinder seal impression
o 66

ina IGI *.EN.NAM ša URU.ár-zu-ḫi-na

o 77

ina IGI mrém-ni-DINGIR ina IGI ma-ḫu-DINGIR

o 88

ina ŠÀ-bi SAG⸣.DU DINGIR GIBIL

o 99

ša ITI.ŠE KUG⸣.UD.MEŠ ina SAG.DU-šú

o 1010

SUM⸣-an šúm-ma la SUM-ni

o 1111

[x] GÍN KUG.UD ina ma-⸢-e ša ITI i-rab-bi

Reverse
r 1r 1

KUG.UD.MEŠ ina qab-si URU.ni-nu-a i-da-an

r 22

IGI mEN-ZU *.GAL-É

(r 2) Witness: Issār-šumu-lēšir, cohort commander. Witness: Šuhukinsu. Witness: Balāssu-iqbi. Witness: Bābilāya. Witness: Nergal-ašarēd. Month Šabāṭu (XI), 1st day. Eponym year of Bēl-ēmuranni, commander-in-chief.

cylinder seal impression
r 33

IGI md15-MU-GIŠ .GAL-ki-ṣir

r 44

IGI mšu?-ḫu-ki-in-su

r 55

IGI mTI.LA-su-iq-bi

r 66

IGI mURU..DINGIR-a-a IGI mdU.GUR-MAŠ

r 77

ITI.ZÍZ UD-01-KÁM

r 88

lim-me mEN-IGI.LAL-a-ni *.tur-ta-nu

Left
l.e. 1l.e. 1

šúm⸣-ma ina URU.ár-zu-ḫi-na KUG.⸢UD

(l.e. 1) If he hands over the silver in Arzuhina, he will pay one and a half [x x] of silver.

l.e. 22

i⸣-da-an 01 1/2 [x x]

l.e. 33

KUG⸣.UD.MEŠ i-⸢da⸣-[an]

stamp seal impression


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 http://oracc.org/atae/P522840/.