The two texts published here are two cylinder seals carrying the name of Aminu, who is presumably the man of the same name mentioned in the Assyrian King List [] (no. 26) as one of the ancestral kings, and who was son of Ilā-kabkabī and, therefore the elder brother of Samsī-Addu I []. As pointed out by K. Veenhof (2008, 124), "the presence of Aminu in the Assyrian King List served to link the line of Samsī-Addu's ancestors (kings no. 26-17, listed in reverse order) with the rulers that preceded him on the throne of Aššur." Both texts belong not to Aminu himself, but to two people from his entourage: Rībam-ilī, a scribe, and Muqaddimum, whose profession is not specified.


Veenhof, K.R., Eidem J., Mesopotamia. The Old Assyrian Period (Annäherungen 5), Göttingen: Academic Press Friburg. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht Göttingen, 2008.

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A seal in the Louvre Museum (Paris) once belonged to Rībam-ilī, a scribe and servant of Aminu.

A 360

A 360. © Delaporte 1923, A 360, p. 128 and pl. 80 no. 7.

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Source: A 00360


1923 Delaporte, Louvre 2 A 360 (p. 128 and pl. 80 no. 7) (photo, copy, edition)
1954 Landsberger, JCS 8 p. 34 n. 20 (edition)
1957 Kupper, Nomades pp. 210-12 (study)
1957-58 Nagel, AfO 18 p. 99 fig. 5 and pp. 101-102 (photo, study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 XXVI 2* (translation)
1980 Al-Gailani Werr, BIA 17 p. 50 no. 31 (copy)
1987 Grayson, RIMA 1 p. 11 A.0.26.2001 (edition)


A second seal of a servant of Aminu is housed in the British Museum (London). The object belonged to a certain Muqaddimum (title not recorded).

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Source: BM 089034 (1853-06-22, 0001)


1987 Grayson, RIMA 1 p. 11 A.0.26.2002 (edition)

Nathan Morello

Nathan Morello, 'Aminu', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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