BRM 2, 17 [Assignment of workers]

Obverse
o 1o 1

[U₄ 22]-⸢KAM₂ ša₂ itiSIG₄ ša₂ MU 67-KAM₂ mse-lu-ku LUGAL ša₂ i-zi-zi

(o 1) On the 22nd day of Simanu, the 67th year of Seleucus, the king, when the builders of the temple of the gods were present and spoke about performing the work in the temple of the gods, and the palace servants who would do the work: from the 22nd day of Simanu until the 22nd day of Du'uzu: Kidin-Anu, son of Labaši; Nanaya-iddin, son of Kidin-Anu; Illut-Anu, son of Anu-ab-uṣur; Nanaya-iddin, son of Ana-rabut-Anu; Anu-ikṣur, his (Nanaya-iddin's) brother; Anu-ahhe-iddin, son of Nidintu-Anu; Arad-Reš, son of Nanaya-iddin; Dummuq; Anu-ikṣur, son of Nidintu-Anu; Ina-qibit-Anu, son of Kidin-Anu; Šibqat-Anu, his brother; these are the palace servants who will do the work.

o 22

ina bi-rit lu₂ŠIDIM-MEŠ <<x x>> ša₂ E₂ DINGIR-MEŠ u₃ iq-bu-u₂ a-na DU₃ 1

o 33

ša₂ dul-lu ina E₂ DINGIR-MEŠ lu₂ARAD E₂.GAL-MEŠ ša₂ i-pu--ma TA U₄ 22-KAM₂

o 44

itiSIG a-di U₄ 22-KAM₂ ša₂ itiŠU mki-din-d60 A mNU-TEŠ₂ mdna-na-a-MU A mki-din-d60

o 55

mil-lut-d60 A md60-AD-URI₃ mdna-na-a-MU A mana-GAL-d60 md60-ik-ṣur ŠEŠ⸣-šu₂

o 66

md60-ŠEŠ-MEŠ-MU A mni-din-tu₄-d60 mARAD-re- A mdna-na-a-MU mdum-muq md60-⸢ik*-ṣur*⸣; A mni-din-tu₄-d60 2

o 77

mina-qi₂-bit-d60 A mki-din-d60 mšib-qat₂-d60 ŠEŠ-šu₂ lu₂ARAD E₂!.GAL!-MEŠ 3

o 88

ša₂ i-pu--ma ša₂-nu-u₂-tu₂ TA U₄ 22-KAM₂ ša₂ itiŠU a-di U₄ 22-KAM₂

(o 8) And second, from the 22nd day of Du'uzu until the 22nd day of Abu: Anu-mukin-apli, son of Nidintu-Anu; Anu-bullissu, son of Anu-ab-uṣur; Sumuttu-Anu, his brother; Uṣuršu-Anu, son of Rihat-Ištar; Ina-qibit-Anu, son of Kidin-Anu; Arad-Reš, son of Anu-ahhe-iddin; Anu-ahhe-iddin, son of Anu-ab-utir; Libluṭ, son of Kidin-Anu; Anu-zer-iddin, his brother; Nidintu-Anu, son of Nidintu-Anu. Those palace servants will do the work which is monthly, according to the document (written) with their names.

o 99

ša₂ itiNE md60-DU-A A mni-din-tu₄-d60 md60-DIN-su A md60-AD-URI₃

o 1010

msu-mut-tu₄-d60 ŠEŠ-šu₂ mu₂-ṣur-šu₂-d60 A mri-ḫat-dINANA mina-qi₂-bit-d60 A mki-din-d60 <<A>>-<<MEŠ>>

o 1111

mARAD-re- A md60-ŠEŠ-MEŠ-MU md60-ŠEŠ-MEŠ-MU A md60-AD-GUR

o 1212

mlib-luṭ A mki-din-d60 md60-NUMUN-MU ŠEŠ-šu₂ mni-din-tu₄-dINANA A mni-din-tu₄-d60

o 1313

lu₂ARAD E₂.GAL-MEŠ MU-MEŠ dul-lu i-pu--ma ša₂ ITIus-su

o 1414

lib₃-bu-u₂ ša₂ SARṭa-ra ina MU-MEŠ-šu₂-nu

Reverse
r 1r 1

ma-⸢la ša₂ dul-lu ina E₂ DINGIR-MEŠ lu₂man-am ša₂ ina lib₃-bi-šu₂-nu

(r 1) As much work as there is in the temple of the gods, anyone that is among them, whose names are written for every month, does not go and does not perform the work will pay the full penalty which the temple assembly imposes.

r 22

lib₃-⸢bu⸣-u₂ ša₂ SARṭa-ra ša₂ ITIus-su ina MU-MEŠ-šu₂-nu

r 33

la DUku a-na dul-lu la i-pu- ḫi-ṭu

r 44

ša₂ lu₂UKKIN i-mi-du-šu₂ u₂-šal-ma

r 55

lu₂ARAD re!-!-MEŠ! MU-MEŠ ša₂ dul-lu i-pu--ma TA U₄ 22-KAM₂ ša₂ itiSIG 4

(r 5) Those are the temple servants(!) who will do the work from the 22nd day of Simanu in year 67, as much work as exists in the temple of the gods, for the whole year, from month to month, according to the month and the temple servants.

r 66

MU 67-KAM₂ ma-la ša₂ dul-lu ina E₂ DINGIR-MEŠ kal MU.AN.NA ITI a-⸢na ITI

r 77

ITI u lu₂ARAD E₂.GAL lu₂mu-kin₇ md60-ŠEŠ-MUnu DUMU ša₂ mni-din-tu₄-d60 A mŠEŠ-ʾu-u₂-tu

(r 7) Witnesses: Anu-ah-ittannu, son of Nidintu-Anu, descendant of Ah'utu. Anu-ah-ušabši, son of Kidin-Anu, descendant of Ekur-zakir. Anu-balassu-iqbi and Uppulu, sons of Anu-ah-ittannu. Šamaš-ittannu, son of Nidintu-Anu, descendant of Hunzu. Ištar-šum-eriš, son of Anu-ikṣur, descendant of Ah'utu. Anu-uballiṭ, son of Labaši, descendant of Kuri. Anu-zer-lišir, son of Nanaya-iddin, descendant of Ah'utu. Balaṭu and Ina-qibit-Anu, sons of Šamaš-ittannu, descendant of Luštammar-Adad. Anu-belšunu, son of Labaši, descendant of Ah'utu.

r 88

md60-ŠEŠ-GAL₂ši DUMU ša₂ mki-din-d60 A mE₂.KUR-za-kir md60-DIN-su-E u mup-pu-ul

r 99

DUMU-MEŠ ša₂ md60-ŠEŠ-MUnu mdUTU-MUnu DUMU ša₂ mni-din-tu₄-d60 A mḫun-zu-u₂

r 1010

mdINANA-MU-KAM₂ <DUMU ša₂> md60-ik-ṣur A mŠEŠ-ʾu-u₂-tu md60-DINiṭ DUMU ša₂ mNU-TEŠ₂ A mkur-i

r 1111

md60-NUMUN-GIŠ DUMU ša₂ mdna-na-a-MU A mŠEŠ-ʾu-u₂-tu mDIN u mina-qi₂-bit-d60⸣

r 1212

DUMU-MEŠ ša₂ mdUTU-MUnu A mlu--tam-mar-dIŠKUR md60-EN-šu₂-nu DUMU ša₂ mNU-TEŠ₂

r 1313

A mŠEŠ-ʾu-u₂-tu

(colophon)
r 1414

mba-la-ṭu lu₂UMBISAG DUMU ša₂ mba-as-si-ia A mE₂.KUR-za-kir UNUGki

(r 14) Balaṭu, scribe, son of Bassia, descendant of Ekur-zakir. Uruk. 22nd day of Simanu, year 67, Seleucus being king.

r 1515

itiSIG U₄ 22-KAM₂ MU 67-KAM₂ mse-lu-ku LUGAL

(sealings)
Top
Column i
t.e. i 1t.e. i 1

un-qa

(t.e. i 1) Ring of Anu-ah-ušabši

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0183)
t.e. i 22

md60-ŠEŠ-GAL₂ši

Column ii
t.e. ii 1t.e. ii 1

un-qa

(t.e. ii 1) Ring of Anu-ah-ittannu

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0385)
t.e. ii 22

md60-ŠEŠ-⸢MUnu

Column iii
t.e. iii 1t.e. iii 1

un-qa

(t.e. iii 1) Ring of Šamaš-ittannu

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0302)
t.e. iii 22

mdUTU-MUnu

Column iv
t.e. iv 1t.e. iv 1

un-qa

(t.e. iv 1) Ring of Anu-uballiṭ

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0819)
t.e. iv 22

md60⸣-DINiṭ

Bottom
Column i
b.e. i 1b.e. i 1

un-qa

(b.e. i 1) Ring of Ištar-šum-eriš

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0069)
b.e. i 22

mdINANA-⸢MU⸣-KAM₂

Column ii
b.e. ii 1b.e. ii 1

un-qa

(b.e. ii 1) Ring of Uppulu

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0466)
b.e. ii 22

mup-pu-ul

Column iii
b.e. iii 1b.e. iii 1

un-qa

(b.e. iii 1) Ring of Anu-belšunu

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0434)
b.e. iii 22

md60-⸢EN⸣-šu₂-nu

Column iv
b.e. iv 1b.e. iv 1

un-qa

(b.e. iv 1) Ring of Anu-zer-lišir

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0403)
b.e. iv 22

md60-⸢NUMUN-GIŠ

Column v
b.e. v 1b.e. v 1

un-qa

(b.e. v 1) Ring of Balaṭu

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0609)
b.e. v 22

mba-la-ṭu

Left
Column i
l.e. i 1l.e. i 1

un-qa

(l.e. i 1) Ring of Anu-balassu-iqbi

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0503)
l.e. i 22

md60-DIN-su-E

Column ii
l.e. ii 1l.e. ii 1

un⸣-qa

(l.e. ii 1) Ring of Ina-qibit-Anu

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0084)
l.e. ii 22

mina-qi₂-bit-d60 5

Right
Column i
r.e. i 1r.e. i 1

un-qa-MEŠ ša₂ lu₂ŠIDIM-MEŠ 6

(r.e. i 1) Rings of the builders

seal impression = AUWE 19, 0435
Column ii
r.e. iir.e. ii seal impression = AUWE 19, 0105
Column iii
r.e. iiir.e. iii seal impression = AUWE 19, 0791
Column iv
r.e. ivr.e. iv seal impression = AUWE 19, 0669
Column v
r.e. vr.e. v seal impression = AUWE 19, 0473
Column vi
r.e. vir.e. vi seal impression = AUWE 19, 0665
Column vii
r.e. viir.e. vii seal impressions = AUWE 19, 0474
Column viii
r.e. viiir.e. viii seal impression = AUWE 19, 0943

1Traces do not fit McEwan's a-ha-miš. Traces as copied correspond to tablet. Break following DIM₂-MEŠ is erasure, probably of dittography. Traces of MEŠ still visible. Reconstruction follows Baker 2005:41.

2copy lacks {e₂} in PN {m}ARAD-re-eš

3E₂ and GAL written together, missing the three horizontals at the beginning of the GAL.

4"E₂.GAL-MEŠ" is expected, rather than "re-eš-MEŠ"

5Copy labels this edge as RE in addition to correctly marking right edge.

6Edge has 8 seal impressions, some overlap.