• eCUT B 12-01


  • Q007865
  • CTU B 12-01



  • shield
  • 7th century
  • Ayanis
  • Royal metal inscription
  • Rusa, son of Argišti (B 12)

eCUT B 12-01 (CTU B 12-01)


dḫal-di-e e-ú-ri-e i-ni a-še mru-sa-[a-še mar-giš-te-ḫi-ni-še za-du]-ni --ni ul-gu-ši-ia-ni e-di-ni te-ru-ni mru-sa-ḫi-na-a KUR.e-i-du-ru-ka-i dḫal-di-ni-ni al-su-i-ši-ni mru-sa-a-ni mar-giš-te-e-ḫi MAN DAN-NU MAN al-su-[i-ni MAN KUR.šú]-ra-a-u-e [MAN] MAN? [tar?-a?]-e a-lu-si URU.ṭu--pa-a URU

(1) For the god Ḫaldi, the (or, resp., his) Lord, Rusa, [son of Argišti, ma]de this shield dedicated it for his life. He placed it in Rusaḫinili Eidurukai (or, resp., in front of Mount Eiduru). Through the greatness of the god Ḫaldi (I am) Rusa, son of Argišti, strong king, great king, king of the Bia lands, king of Ṭu[špa]-City.


mru-sa-⸢a-še a-li-e a⸣-lu-še i-ni a-še ḫa-ú-li-e a-lu-še ḫi-puₓ(TUR)-li-⸢e a-lu-še A.MEŠ ḫu-šú-li-e a-lu-še ú-li-e ú-ri-ni-e za-li a-lu-še KI.TIM-a ḫi?⸣-[puₓ(TUR)-li]-⸢e IZI.MEŠ GÍBIL.MEŠ a-lu-še ti-ni-ni -li-e ma-a-si ti-ni te-li-e -ri-ni-ni dḫal-di-še ma-a-ni ti-i-ni NUMUN [NUMUN?] NUMUN.MEŠ dUTU-ni-i pi-i [x?]

(2) Rusa says: "(as for the one) who takes this shield away, (as for the one) who throws it into the waters, (as for) anyone else in the territory who does ..... (as for the one) who casts (or casts (into) the earth) fires (e) bracers; (as for the one) who destroys my name, and places his (own) name, may the god Ḫaldi annihilate him, his name, his offspring (and the offspring) of his offspring under the sun."

Based on Mirjo Salvini, Corpus dei Testi Urartei (CTU), Volume I–V, 2008–2018: Adapted, revised, lemmatized, and translated into English, by Birgit Christiansen (2016-) for the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI), a corpus-building initiative funded by LMU Munich and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (through the establishment of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Ancient History of the Near and Middle East) and based at the Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as