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Til-Barsip 14

  • CDLI P522605
  • Excavation no.: T 14
  • Primary publication(s): Til-Barsip 14


  • Provenience: Tell Ahmar (Til Barsip) (Pleiades ID: 658410)
  • Archive: 001 - Hanni Archive (House C1)

Object Details

  • Object type: tablet
  • Material: clay
  • Script: Neo-Assyrian
  • Sealed/Marked: yes
  • Seal/Mark Type: stamp seal
  • Seal Owner(s): Šulmu-ahhē; Iqbi-Aššur

Text Details

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


  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Reign: Ashurbanipal (668–ca. 631 BC)
  • Dated: yes
  • Date: 658-XI-07 (Šabāṭu 7th, eponymy of Ša-Nabû-šû)

Til-Barsip 14 [judicial document]

o 1o 1

NA₄.KIŠIB mšul-mu-PAP.MEŠ *.02-u

(1) Seal of Šulmu-ahhe, deputy (governor) of Tarbusiba, seal of Iqbi-Aššur, the scribe.

o 22

ša URU.tar-bu-si-ba

o 33

NA₄.KIŠIB miq-bi--šur *.A.BA

o 44

UD-mu ša mḫa-ni-i mḫa-šá-na

(4) On the day when Hanni (and) Hašana

two stamp seal impressions
o 55

ina URU.tar-bu-si-ba il-lak-u-ni

(5) come to Tarbusiba, (neither?) the deputy (governor) of Tarbusiba, (nor?) the [...], (nor?) the mayor, (nor?) the city overseer of Tarbusiba shall speak with them until the sealed order arrives from the palace and they verify (it). Nobody whatsoever shall speak with them.

o 66

.02-u ša URU.tar-bu-si-ba *?⸣.[...]

o 77

.ḫa-za-nu .ša-UGU-URU ša URU.tar-bu-si-ba

o 88

is-si-šú-nu la i-da-bu-ub

o 99

a-di -et un-⸢qu

o 1010

ina É.GAL tal-la-kam-ni

o 1111

ú-ka-nu-ú-ni mám-ma mi-ni

o 1212

is-si-šú-nu la i-da-bu-ub

o 1313

IGI mŠID-15 IGI mdPA-u-a

(13) Witness: Sangu-Issar. Witness: Nabûʾa.

o 1414

IGI mNU-MAN-iq-bi

(14) Witness: Ṣalam-šarri-iqbi.

o 1515

IGI mda-ni-i

(15) Witness: Danî.

o 1616

ITI.ZÍZ UD-07-KAM lim-me mšá-dPA-šú-u

(16) Month Šabāṭu (XI), 7th day, eponym year of Ša-Nabû-šû.

b.e. 17b.e. 17

NA₄.KIŠIB mšul-mu-PAP.MEŠ *.02-u

(17) Seal of Šulmu-ahhe, deputy (governor) of Tarbusiba.

b.e. 1818

ša URU.tar-bu-si-ba


Adapted from Stephanie Dalley, “Neo-Assyrian Tablets from Til Barsib," Abr-Nahrain 34 (1996–97) pp. 66–99, 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 Dalley’s translation. The online edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as