• eCUT B 12-04


  • Q007868
  • CTU B 12-04



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

eCUT B 12-04 (CTU B 12-04)


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]⸢i⸣-[na-u-e] a-lu-si URU.ṭu--pa-a URU

(1) To the god Ḫaldi, the (or, resp. his) Lord, Rusa, [son of Argišti, made] this shield (and) [dedicated it for his life. He placed it in Ru]saḫinili Eidurukai (or, resp. in front of Mountain Eiduru). [Through the gr]eatness of the god Ḫaldi (I am) Rusa, son of Argišti, [strong] king, great [king], king of the regions, [king] of the Bia lands, lord of Ṭušpa-City.

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