VDI 1955/4, 8 [Sale of shares in butcher's prebend]

Obverse
o 1o 1

mNIG₂.SUM⸣.[MU-d]⸢60 A ša₂ mdum-qi₂-d60 A ša₂ mana-GAL-d60 A mkur-i ina ḫu-ud lib₃-bi-šu₂ x x

(o 1) Nidintu-Anu, son of Dumqi-Anu, son of Ana-rabut-Anu, descendant of Kuri, voluntarily to Idat-Anu, son of Dumqi-Anu, son of Arad-Reš, a gatekeeper of the storehouse, said, "Give me your prebend, one-sixth of a day on one day on the 23rd day, your prebend in the temple butcher, that prebend, which is before Anu, Antu, Ellil, Ea, Papsukkal, Ištar, Belet-ṣeri, Nanaya, Beltu-ša-Reš, Šarrahitu, and all of the gods of their temples, which are monthly and yearly guqqû and eššēššu offerings, and everything which pertains to that prebend, which is with the owners of your shares, all of it for up to 20 years. Let me perform your prebendary service, on which I will not place a cessation and I will not miss a transfer deadline, and I will pay anything which they give to the performer of the service to you, the owner of the prebend, and I will give you for all eššēššu offerings of the year, from Nisannu to Tašritu, two butcher's cuts, two head-cuts, four ankle cuts, and four cuts from the allocated meat, and ten bull cuts, everything which pertains, from Tašritu up to and not including Nisannu, and I will give you yearly one skin in Simanu and one skin in Kislimu, and anything which pertains to you from the provisions of the gods."

o 22

a-na mi-dat-d60 A ša₂ mdum-qi₂-d60 A ša₂ mARAD-e₂SAG lu₂I₃.DU₈ ša₂ E₂ NIG₂.GA

o 33

iq-bi um-ma GIŠ.ŠUB.BA-ka ši--šu₂ ša₂ u₄-mu ina 1en u₄-mu ina U₄ 23-KAM₂ GIŠ.ŠUB.BA-ka ina

o 44

lu₂GIR₂.LA₂u₂-tu₂ GIŠ.ŠUB.BA MU-MEŠ ša₂ ina IGI d60 an-tu₄ dEN.LIL₂ dIDIM dPAP.SUKKAL dINANA dGAŠAN-⸢EDIN

o 55

dna-na-a dGAŠAN-ša₂-e₂SAG dšar-ra-a-ḫi-ti u DINGIR-MEŠ E₂-MEŠ-šu₂-nu gab-bi

o 66

ša₂ ITIus-su u MU.AN.NA-us-su gu-uq-qa-ne₂-e-MEŠ U₄..-MEŠ u

o 77

mim-ma gab-bi ša₂ a-na GIŠ.ŠUB.BA MU-MEŠ ik-kaš-ši-du ša₂ KI EN-MEŠ ḪA.LA-ka gab-bi

o 88

a-di muḫ-ḫi 20 MU.AN.NA-MEŠ bi-in-nam-ma lu₂re-si-in-nu-u₂-tu₂-ka lu-pu-

o 99

ša₂ baṭ-al la a-šak-kan u si-man la u₂-še-ti-iq u₃ SUM-ka mim-ma ša₂ i-nam-din-MEŠ

o 1010

lu₂re-si-in-ne₂-e-MEŠ a-na EN-MEŠ GIŠ.ŠUB.BA-MEŠ u SUMdin-ka a-na U₄..-MEŠ

o 1111

gab-bi ša₂ MU.AN.NA TA itiBARA₂ a-di itiDU₆ 2-ta uzuGIR₂.LA₂u₂-tu₂ 2 uzuSAG.DU

o 1212

4 uzukur*-sin*-ni u₃ 4 uzubi-ta-qa ša₂ e-si-iḫ-tu₂ u uzuGU₄-ḪI.A 1

o 1313

mim-ma ša₂ ik-kaš-ši-du u TA itiDU₆ EN itiBARA₂ ba-lu--šu₂ u SUM-ka 1en KUŠ

o 1414

ina itiSIG u 1en KUŠ ina itiGAN u mim-ma ša₂ ik-kaš-ši-du-ka ina ṣi-di-tu₄ DINGIR-MEŠ

o 1515

MU.AN.NA-us-su u₄-mu šu-u₂ mi-dat-d60 MU-MEŠ -me-šu-u₂ GIŠ.ŠUB.BA MU-MEŠ

(o 15) On that day, that Idat-Anu heard him, and freely gave that prebend, anything under his control which he (Nidintu-Anu) claimed. That Idat-Anu does not have the authority to dispose of that prebend from Nidintu-Anu until twenty years are complete. He shall not transfer it, and shall not give it to any other person, and if he does give it, it shall not stand, and he will make restitution. There should be neither lawsuit nor objection, lest he pay ten high quality shekels to Nidintu-Anu.

o 1616

lib₃-bu-u₂ mim-ma ša₂ u₂-ba-ʾa-u₂ ina ŠU-MIN-šu₂ id-da-šu₂ ul i-šal-laṭ-ṭu-ma mi-dat-d60

o 1717

MU-MEŠ GIŠ.ŠUB.BA MU-MEŠ ina ŠU-MIN mNIG₂.SUM.MU-d60 MU-MEŠ a-di! <<x>> 20 MU.AN.NA-MEŠ

o 1818

i-šal-lim-ma ul u₂-še-ti-iq u₃ a-na lu₂man-am-ma ša₂-nam-ma ul i-nam-din

o 1919

u ki-i id-dan-nu ul GUBzu u u₂-ša₂-⸢lam ša₂ la di-ni u la ḫa-ra-ra 10 GIN₂ KU₃.BABBAR

Reverse
r 1r 1

bab-ba-nu-u₂ a-na mNIG₂.SUM.MU-d60 MU-MEŠ i-nam-din u ki-i mNIG₂.SUM.MU-d60

(r 1) And if Nidintu-Anu sets a cessation and misses a deadline, anything which the assembly of Uruk and the overseer of the temple of the gods wish, they will impose on him, (and) he shall bear it; and if that Nidintu-Anu places a cessation through the giving of that prebend (to anyone else), he shall make restitution; he shall pay one shekel to that Idat-Anu on that month.

r 22

baṭ-al -ta-kan u si-man-nu ul-te-ti-iq mim-ma ša₂ lu₂UKKIN ša₂ UNUGki u

r 33

lu₂paq-du ša₂ E₂ DINGIR-MEŠ ṣe-bu-u₂ i-mi-du-šu₂ i-za-ab-bil

r 44

u ki-i mNIG₂.SUM.MU-d60 MU-MEŠ a-na na-da-an ša₂ GIŠ.ŠUB.⸢BA MU-MEŠ

r 55

baṭ-al -ta-kan u₂-ša₂-lam i-nam-din a-na mi-dat-⸢d60⸣

r 66

MU-MEŠ ina ITI-šu₂ 1 GIN₂ KU₃.BABBAR

(witnesses)
r 77

lu₂mu-kin₇

(r 7) Witnesses: Tattannu, son of Anu-uballiṭ, son of Anu-ikṣur, descendant of Ekur-zakir. Ina-qibit-Anu, son of Labaši, son of Lišir, descendant of Gimil-Anu. Anu-ah-iddin, son of Nidintu-Anu, son of Anu-balassu-iqbi, descendant of Ekur-zakir. Anu-balassu-iqbi, son of Dumqi-Anu, son of Anu-belšunu, descendant of Luštammar-Adad. Ša-Anu-iššu, son of Anu-ah-ušabši, son of Anu-balassu-iqbi, descendant of Ekur-zakir. Iqiša, son of Nidintu-Anu, son of Iqiša, descendant of Ekur-zakir. Anu-ab-uṣur, son of Ištar-šum-eriš, descendant of Hunzu. Nidintu-Anu, son of Anu-eriba, descendant of Kuri.

r 88

mtat-tan-nu A ša₂ md60-DINiṭ A ša₂ md60-ik-ṣur A mE₂.KUR-za-kir

r 99

mina-qi₂-bit-d60 A ša₂ mNU-TEŠ₂ A ša₂ mliGIŠ A mŠU-d60

r 1010

md60-ŠEŠ-MU A ša₂ mNIG₂.SUM.MU-d60 A ša₂ md60-DIN-su-E A mE₂.KUR-za-kir

r 1111

md60-DIN-su-E A ša₂ mdum-qi₂-d60 A ša₂ md60-EN-šu₂-nu A mlu--tam-mar-dIŠKUR

r 1212

mša₂-d60--šu-u₂ A ša₂ md60-ŠEŠ-GAL₂ši A ša₂ md60-DIN-su-E A mE₂.KUR-za-kir

r 1313

mBAša₂-a A ša₂ mNIG₂.SUM.MU-d60 A ša₂ mBAša₂-a A mE₂.KUR-za-kir

r 1414

md60-AD-URI₃ A ša₂ mdINANA⸣-[MU]-⸢KAM₂ A mḫun-zu-u₂ mNIG₂.SUM.MU-d60 A ša₂ md60-SU A mkur-i

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(colophon)
r 1515

mina-qi₂-bit-d60 lu₂UMBISAG A ša₂ md60-DINiṭ A ša₂ mina-qi₂-bit-d60 A mE₂.KUR-za-kir

(r 15) Ina-qibit-Anu, scribe, son of Anu-uballiṭ, son of Ina-qibit-Anu, descendant of Ekur-zakir. Uruk. 10th day of Simanu, year 165, Alexander being king.

r 1616

UNUGki itiSIG U₄ 10-KAM₂ MU 165-KAM₂ ma-lik-sa-an-dar LUGAL

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

un-qa

(t.e. i 1) Ring of Nidintu-Anu

seal impression
t.e. i 22

mNIG₂.⸢SUM.MU⸣-d60

Column ii
t.e. ii 1t.e. ii 1

un-qa

(t.e. ii 1) Ring of Tattannu

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0188:C)
t.e. ii 22

mtat-tan-nu

Column iii
t.e. iii 1t.e. iii 1

un-qa

(t.e. iii 1) Ring of Ša-Anu-iššu

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 1100:S)
t.e. iii 22

mša₂-d60--šu-u₂

Bottom
Column i
b.e. i 1b.e. i 1

un-qa

(b.e. i 1) Ring of Anu-ah-iddin

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0696:U)
b.e. i 22

md60-ŠEŠ-MU

Column ii
b.e. ii 1b.e. ii 1

un-qa

(b.e. ii 1) Ring of Iqiša

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 1100:R)
b.e. ii 22

mBAša₂-a

Column iii
b.e. iii 1b.e. iii 1

un-qa

(b.e. iii 1) Ring of Anu-balassu-iqbi

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0237:G)
b.e. iii 22

md60-DIN-su-E

Left
Column i
l.e. i 1l.e. i 1

un-qa

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

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0872:G)
l.e. i 22

mina-qi₂-bit-d60

Column ii
l.e. ii 1l.e. ii 1

un-qa

(l.e. ii 1) Ring of Anu-ab-uṣur

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0237:F)
l.e. ii 22

md60-AD-URI₃

Right
Column i
r.e. i 1r.e. i 1

un-qa mi-dat-d60

(r.e. i 1) Ring of that Idat-Anu

(impression of seal = AUWE 19, 0598)
r.e. i 22

MU-MEŠ

Column ii
r.e. ii 1r.e. ii 1

un-qa mNIG₂.SUM.MU-d60; MU-MEŠ

(r.e. ii 1) Ring of that Nidintu-Anu

seal impression

1Copy appears to show u₂ rather than ih in e-si-ih-tu₂. ih is visible on photograph (collated, LEP 2007).