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Marqasu 18

  • CDLI P522563
  • Collection no.: Trade 1998
  • Primary publication(s): Marqasu 18

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): Mušēzib-Marduk

Text Details

  • Language: Akkadian (Neo-Assyrian)
  • Genre: Legal Transaction
  • Subgenre: sales document (person)
  • Seller: Mušēzib-Marduk
  • Buyer: Lā-qēpu
  • Creditor:

Date

  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Reign: Ashurbanipal (668–ca. 631 BC)
  • Dated: yes
  • Date: 665-III-09 (Simānu 9th, eponymy of Mannu-kī-[šarri], royal eu[nuch])

Marqasu 18 [sales document (person)]

Obverse
o 1o 1

NA₄.KIŠIB [mmu-še-zib-DINGIR]

(1) Seal of [Mušēzib-Marduk], the owner of the woman [being sold].

o 22

EN [SUM-ni]


2 stamp seal impressions

o 33

fka-zu-ub- DUMU.-su

(3) Kazubtu, his daughter Lā-qēpu, has contracted, purchased and bought her from Mušēzib-ilu for half a mina of silver. The money is paid completely. This woman is purchased and acquired. Any revocation, lawsuit or litigation is void. (Guaranteed against) seizures of epilepsy for 100 days (and against) fraud for all time. Whoever in the future, at any time, whether Mušēzib-ilu or his sons or his grandsons, seeks a lawsuit or litigation against Lā-qēpu, his sons and his grandsons, shall return the money tenfold to its owners. Should he litigate in his lawsuit, he will not succeed.

o 44

ú⸣-piš-ma mla-qe-pu

o 55

TA* IGI mmu-še-zib-DINGIR

o 66

ina ŠÀ 1/2 MA.NA .BABBAR i-zi-rip

o 77

i-si-qi kas-pu gam-mur

o 88

ta-din šu-a- za-ar-pat

o 99

la-qi-at tu-a-ru de-e-nu

o 1010

DUG₄.DUG₄ la-áš-šú be-en

o 1111

ṣib- ina 01 me UD-me sa-ár-

o 1212

ina kàl UD.MEŠ man-nu šá ina ur-kiš

o 1313

ina ma-te-ma lu-u mmu-še-zib-DINGIR

o 1414

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

o 1515

ša TA* mla-⸢qe⸣-[pu]

o 1616

ù DUMU.MEŠ-šú

o 1717

DUMU DUMU.MEŠ-šú

o 1818

de-e-nu DUG₄.DUG₄

o 1919

ub-ta-ʾu-ú-ni

o 2020

kas-pu ina 10.MEŠ ina EN.MEŠ-šú

o 2121

ú-ta-ra ina de-ni-šú

o 2222

DUG₄.DUG₄-ma TI


o 2323

IGI mdPA-EN-GIN 02-i

(23) Witness: Nabû-bēlu-kaʾʾin, deputy (governor).

o 2424

IGI mEN-KASKAL-KI-ía GAL-É

(24) Witness: Bēl-Ḫarrān-issēʾa, major-domo.

o 2525

IGI mdPA-ZÁLAG-ir

(25) Witness: Nabû-nammir.

o 2626

IGI mde-ni-i

(26) Witness: Denî.

o 2727

IGI m10-A-

(27) Witness: Adad-aplu-iddina.

o 2828

IGI mdPA-PAB.MEŠ-SU

(28) Witness: Nabû-aḫḫē-erība.

o 2929

IGI m30-PAB-

(29) Witness: Sîn-aḫu-iddina.

o 3030

IGI mab-ni-i

(30) Witness: Abnî.

o 3131

IGI m15-BÀD

(31) Witness: Issār-dūrī.

o 3232

IGI mdPA-SU

(32) Witness: Nabû-erība.

o 3333

ITI.SIG₄ UD-09-⸢KAM

(33) Month Simānu (III), 9th day, eponym year of Mannu-kī-šarri, royal eunuch.

Top
t.e. 34t.e. 34

lim-mu mman-nu-⸢ki⸣-[MAN]

t.e. 3535

*.⸢SAG⸣-[MAN]


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/P522563/.