Azuzu, a man who referred to himself as "a servant of Man-ištūšu" (2269-2255 BC, according to Brinkman's chronology), must have been (one of) the vassal rulers of Aššur during the reign of that Sargonic king.

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A copper spear-head discovered in the temple of the goddess Ištar at Aššur (cA7I) and now in the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Berlin) is inscribed with a short dedicatory inscription of Azuzu. The name of god Beʾal-SI.SI, to whom the inscription is dedicated, is not yet fully readable; A.K. Grayson tentatively suggests reading the logogram SI.SI as a form of the Akkadian verb ešēru ("to be well").

VA 8300

VA 8300. © W. Andrae, MDOG 73 (1935) pp. 1-2

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Source: VA 08300 (Ass 21340)


1935 Andrae, MDOG 73 pp. 1-2 (photo, study)
1944 Gelb, Hurrians p. 36 and n. 100 (study)
1945-51 Weidner, AfO 15 p. 85 (edition)
1954 Landsberger, JCS 8 p. 109 n. 206 (study)
1961 Borger, EAK 1 pp. 1-2 (study)
1963 Hirsch, AfO 20 p. 16 (study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 pp. 2-3 (translation)
1987 Grayson, RIMA 1 p. 8 A.0.1002 (edition)

Nathan Morello

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

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