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Marqasu 04

  • CDLI P522549
  • Collection no.: YE 1185
  • Primary publication(s): Marqasu 04

Provenance

  • Provenience: Kahramanmaraş (Marqasu)
  • Archive: 099 - Miscellaneous

Object Details

  • Object type: tablet
  • Material: clay
  • Script: Neo-Assyrian
  • Sealed/Marked: yes
  • Seal/Mark Type: stamp seal
  • Seal Owner(s): Sēr-dalâ; Bānītu-tēreš; Galul; Sîn-zēru-iddina; Bēl-šarru-uṣur; Aya-dādi; Ṣalam-šarri-iqbi; Harrānāyu; Ašhīri; Bēl-salim; Kiṣirî; Hatê-nūrī; Nabû-bēssunu

Text Details

  • Language: Akkadian (Neo-Assyrian)
  • Genre: Legal Transaction
  • Subgenre: sales document (person)
  • Seller: Sēr-dalâ; Bānītu-tēreš; Galul; Sîn-zēru-iddina; Bēl-šarru-uṣur; Aya-dādi; Ṣalam-šarri-iqbi; Harrānāyu; Ašhīri; Bēl-salim; Kiṣirî; Hatê-nūrī; Nabû-bēssunu
  • Buyer: Ubru-Nergal
  • Creditor:

Date

  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Dated: yes
  • Date: 624*-XII-03 (Addaru 3rd, eponymy of Kanūnāyu)

Marqasu 04 [sales document (person)]

Obverse
o 1o 1

NA₄.KIŠIB mse-sa-dàl-a GAL-É

(1) Seal of Sesa-dalâ, major-domo.

o 22

NA₄.KIŠIB mdba-ni--APIN- A.BA

(2) Seal of Bānītu-tēreš, scribe.

o 33

NA₄.KIŠIB mga-lul DIB-PA.MEŠ

(3) Seal of Galul, the chariot driver.

o 44

NA₄.KIŠIB m30-NUMUN- *.3-šú

(4) Seal of Sîn-zēru-iddina, third man (on the chariot).

o 55

NA₄.KIŠIB mEN-MAN-PAB GAL-ki-ṣir

(5) Seal of Bēl-šarru-uṣur, cohort commander.

o 66

NA₄.KIŠIB ma-a-da-di A.BA

(6) Seal of Aya-dādi, scribe.

o 77

NA₄.KIŠIB mNU-MAN-E GAL-NÍG.ŠID

(7) Seal of Ṣalam-šarri-iqbi, chief of accounts.

o 88

NA₄.KIŠIB mURU.KASKAL-a-a máš-ḫi-ri

(8) Seal of Ḫarrānāyu. (Seal of) Ašḫīri.

o 99

NA₄.KIŠIB mEN-sa-lim mki-ṣir-i

(9) Seal of Bēl-salim. (Seal of) Kiṣirî.

o 1010

NA₄.KIŠIB mḫa-te-e-ZÁLAG mdPA--sún

(10) Seal of Ḫatê-nūrī (and) Nabû-bēssunu.

o 1111

PAB 12 *-a-te EN SUM-ni

(11) Total: twelve men, the owners of the woman being sold.


5 stamp seal impressions

o 1212

fda-ma-na-a GÉME-šú-<nu>

o 1313

ú-piš-ma mSUḪUŠ-[d]U.GUR

(13) Ubru-Nergal has contracted and bought Damanâ, the female slave, from these men for [half a] mina of silver, by the mina of [Carchemish]. The money is paid completely. That woman is purchased and acquired, Any revocation, lawsuit or litigation is void.

o 1414

TA* IGI .MEŠ-e a-nu-te

o 1515

ina ŠÀ-[bi 1/2] MA⸣.NA [.BABBAR]

Bottom
b.e. 16b.e. 16

ina ma-[-e šá URU.gar-ga-miš]

b.e. 1717

il-⸢qe [kas-pu ga-mur]

b.e. 1818

ta-⸢din [ šu-a-]

b.e. 1919

za-ár-⸢pat [la-qi-at]

Reverse
r 20r 20

tu-a-ru de⸣-[e-nu] DUG₄.DUG₄

r 2121

la-áš-šú

r 2222

ṣib- ina 01 me UD-mu

(22) (Guaranteed) against seizures for 100 days, against crime for all time.

r 2323

sa-ar- ina kàl MU.MEŠ

r 2424

man-nu ina! ur-kiš ina ma-ti-ma

(24) Whoever in the future, at any time, violates (the contract), shall return the money tenfold to its owners. Should he litigate in his lawsuit, he will not succeed.

r 2525

i-bal-kàt-u-ni

r 2626

kas-pi ina 10.MEŠ a-na EN.MEŠ-šú

r 2727

ú-GUR

r 2828

ina de-ni-šú DUG₄.DUG₄

r 2929

la i-laq-qe


r 3030

IGI mdŠÚ-MAN-PAB GAR-nu

(30) Witness: Marduk-šarru-uṣur, governor.

r 3131

IGI mse-ʾ-dil-a-ni :

(31) Witness: Sēʾ-dalâ, ditto.

r 3232

IGI ma-a-PAB.ME A.BA

(32) Witness: Aya-aḫḫē, scribe.

r 3333

IGI mqur-di-i

(33) Witness: Qurdî.

r 3434

IGI mse-ʾ-ma-ba-ʾ

(34) Witness: Sēʾ-mabâʾ.

r 3535

IGI mU.GUR-PAB-PAB

(35) Witness: Nergal-aḫu-uṣur.

r 3636

IGI mtar-ḫu-un-za-pi

(36) Witness: Tarḫunza-pi.

r 3737

IGI mḫu-zu-ra-ra

(37) Witness: Ḫuzurara.

r 3838

ITI.ŠE UD-03-KÁM lim-mu mITI.AB-a-a

(38) Month Addaru (XII), 3rd day, eponym year of Kanūnāyu.


Adapted from C. Günbattı, S. Çeçen, L.G. Gökçek, and F. Akyüz, Kahramanmaraş'ta Bulunmuş Yeni Asurca Tabletler, 2020, 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 and the English translation was adapted by Poppy Tushingham from E. Jiménez, S.F. Adalı and K. Radner, "Four 7th-Century BCE Neo-Assyrian Slave Sale Records from Marqasi (Kahramanmaraş) in the Erimtan Museum (Ankara) and Elsewhere," Altorientalische Forschungen 42 (2015): 153-172. The online edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as http://oracc.org/atae/P522549/.