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Til-Barsip 20

  • CDLI P522610
  • Excavation no.: T 20
  • Primary publication(s): Til-Barsip 20


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

Object Details

  • Object type: tablet, envelope
  • Material: clay
  • Script: Neo-Assyrian
  • Sealed/Marked: yes
  • Seal/Mark Type: stamp seal
  • Seal Owner(s): Zabinu

Text Details

  • Language: Akkadian, Aramaic? (Neo-Assyrian)
  • Genre: Legal Transaction
  • Subgenre: debt note (silver)
  • Debtor: Zabinu


  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Reign: Ashurbanipal (668–ca. 631 BC)
  • Dated: yes
  • Date: 649-III-02 (Simānu 2nd, eponymy after that of Bēl-Harrān-šaddû’a)

Til-Barsip 20 [debt note (silver)]

o 1o 1


(1) Eight shekels of silver belonging to Sasî, at the disposal of Zabinu. The silver shall increase by one-third.

o 22

ša msa-si-⸢i

o 33

ina IGI mza-bi-nu

o 44

.BABBAR a-na 03-su-[šú]

o 55


(5) Month Ayyāru (II), overlap of two days.

o 66

ú-tur UD-02-⸢KÁM

b.e. 7b.e. 7

IGI m10-[x]

(7) Witness: Adad-[...].

b.e. 88

IGI min-[da-ni]

(8) Witness: Indani.

r 9r 9

IGI mba-ni-[i]

(9) Witness: Banî.

r 1010

IGI mITI.AB-[a-a]

(10) Witness: Kanun[ayu].

r 1111

IGI mḫa-te

(11) Witness: Hate.

r 1212

IGI mma-ri-su

(12) Witness: Marisu.

t.e. 13t.e. 13

IGI ma-tar-[SU]

(13) Witness: Atar-[eriba].

t.e. 1414

IGI [m10-x (x)]

(14) Witness: Adad-[...].

l.e. 15l.e. 15

IGI mMAN-di-li

(15) Witness: Šarru-dili.

env o 1env o 1

NA₄.KIŠIB mza!-bi⸣-[nu]

(env o 1) Seal of Zab[inu].

env o 22


(env o 2) Eight shekels of silver belonging to S[asî],

env o 33

ša msa!⸣-[si-i]

(env o 3) at the disposal of Za[binu]. The silver [shall increase] by [one-third].

stamp seal impressions
env o 44

ina IGI mza-[bi-nu]

env o 55

.BABBAR a-na [03-su-šú GAL-bi]

env b.e. 6env b.e. 6

ITI.SIG₄ UD-⸢02!⸣-[KÁM lim-mu]

(env b.e. 6) Month Simānu (III), 2nd day, the year after [the eponym year of] Bel-Har[ran-šaddûʾa].

env b.e. 77

ša EGIR mEN-⸢KASKAL⸣-[KUR-u-a]

env b.e. 88

IGI m10-x-[x]

(env b.e. 8) Witness: Adad-[...].

env r 9env r 9

IGI min-da-⸢ni

(env r 9) Witness: Indan[i].

env r 1010

IGI mITI.AB-a-[a]

(env r 10) Witness: Kanunay[u].

env r 1111

IGI mMAN-di-li

(env r 11) Witness: Šarru-dili.

env r 1212

IGI m10-[x (x)]

(env r 12) Witness: Adad-[...]

env r 1313

IGI mḫa!-te

(env r 13) Witness: Hate.

env r 1414

IGI mba-⸢ni!⸣-[i]

(env r 14) Witness: Banî.

env r 1515

IGI mar-su

(env r 15) Witness: Marisu.

env r 1616

IGI ma-tar-SU

(env r 16) Witness: Atar-eriba.

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