Unidentified Inscriptions

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Parts of a bilingual Sumerian-Akkadian royal inscription written in Neo-Assyrian script are preserved on a tiny fragment of a clay tablet that is now stored in the Kuyunjik Collection of the British Museum. According to W.G. Lambert the text should be attributed either to a Kassite ruler or to a ruler of the Second Dynasty of Isin.

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Source: K 18603


Frame 1995 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/bibliography/index.html#frame1995], p. 68 (edition)
Further Information:
Lambert 1992 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/bibliography/index.html#lambert1992], p. 25 (study)
Frame 1995 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/bibliography/index.html#frame1995], p. 68 (study)


Three bronze daggers in the Foroughi Collection, with illegible texts on their obverses, have been tentatively dated by G. Dossin to the reign of Nebuchadnezzar I because the royal titulary preserved on their reverses ("king of Babylon, king of Sumer (and) Akkad") is identical with lines 3-4 of Nebuchadnezzar I 3 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/corpus/] (likewise inscribed on the reverses of bronze daggers). However, J.A. Brinkman has pointed out that this royal titulary also occurs in inscriptions of Ninurta-nādin-šumi [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/rulers/ninurtanadinshumi/index.html/] (1 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/corpus/]), Enlil-nādin-apli [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/rulers/enlilnadinapli/index.html] (1 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/corpus/]), and Marduk-nādin-aḫḫē [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/rulers/marduknadinahhe/index.html] (4 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/corpus/]) and, thus, attribution is not certain.

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(1-3) Foroughi -


Further Information:
Frame 1995 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/bibliography/index.html#frame1995], p. 69 (edition)

Alexa Bartelmus

Alexa Bartelmus, 'Unidentified Inscriptions', RIBo, Babylon 2: The Inscriptions of the Second Dynasty of Isin, The RIBo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2017 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ribo/babylon2/rulers/unidentified/]

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