SAA 01 220. The Corn Tax of the Samarians (ABL 1201)

o 1o 1


(1) A letter from Arihu to Nabû-duri-uṣur. Good health to my lord!

o 22

IM ma-ri-ḫi lu DI-mu

o 33

a-na DUMU

o 44

ina UGU ŠE⸣.nu-sa-ḫi ša

(4) As to the corn tax of the Samarians, my lord should send a notice whether it exists or not, and let us be content with that. The officials are passive, they keep where they are, they don't go to do their work, nor can we give them orders.

o 55

EN ṭè-e-mu lu-te⸣-re

o 66

šúm-mu i-[ba-áš]-⸢ši šúm-mu la⸣-áš-šú

b.e. 7b.e. 7

ina UGU ŠÀ-bi-ni lu DÙG.GA

r 1r 1

ENpi-qi-ta-te qa-a-lu

r 22

i-za-zu la il-lu-ku dul-la-šú-nu

r 33

e-pu-šú la ṭè-mu : ni-šá-kan-šú-nu

r 44

ki-i an-ni-ma TAv MU.IM.MA

(r 4) I have been petitioning you since last year until now in this very manner about the income, but we have not brought in any income whatever. Now send a notice whether it exists or not!

r 55

a-du-na-kan-ni ina UGU e-ri-bi

r 66

a-ta-na-ḫar-ka e-ri-bu-ma

r.e. 7r.e. 7

la nu-še-ri-ib

r.e. 88

ú-ma-a ṭè-mu te-re

r.e. 99

šúm-mu i-ba-áš-ši

e. 1e. 1

šúm-mu la-áš-šú

Adapted from Simo Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West (State Archives of Assyria, 1), 1987. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2009-11, as part of the AHRC-funded research project “Mechanisms of Communication in an Ancient Empire: The Correspondence between the King of Assyria and his Magnates in the 8th Century BC” (AH/F016581/1; University College London) directed by Karen Radner. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as