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SAA 05 241

  • CDLI P334357
  • Collection no.: BM —
  • Accession no.: K 00498
  • Primary publication(s): ABL 0522


  • Provenience: Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Archive: 099 - Miscellaneous
  • Language: Akkadian (Neo-Assyrian)
  • Genre: Administrative Letter
  • Object type: tablet
  • Material: clay
  • Script: Neo-Assyrian


  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Reign: Sargon II (721-705)
  • Dated: no

Sender Information

  • Sender: Adad-ibni
  • Location: Northeastern Assyria
  • Recipient: the king
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SAA 05 241. A Babylonian Asks for Audience (ABL 0522)

o 1o 1

a-na LUGAL be--ia

(1) To the king, my lord: your servant Adad-ibni. Good health to the king, my lord!

o 22

ARAD-ka mdIM

o 33

lu šul-mu a-na LUGAL

o 44


o 55


(5) A Babylonian has come to me, saying: "I have things to say; let them take me to the Palace"

o 66

šu-u ina UGU-ḫi-ia

o 77

it-tal-ka ma-a di-bi

o 88

ina KA-ia ma-a ina É.GAL

o 99


o 1010

ú-ma-a an-nu-rig

(10) now then I am sending him to the king, my lord; let the king, my lord, ask him what he has to say.

o 1111

ina pa-an LUGAL be--ia

o 1212


o 1313

LUGAL be- liš-al-šu

o 1414

-nu ša di-bi-šú-u-ni

r 1r 1


(r 1) I sent him to the king, my lord, on the 28th from Zaddi.

r 22

r 33

ina pa-an LUGAL be--ia

r 44


Adapted from Giovanni B. Lanfranchi and Simo Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part II: Letters from the Northern and Northeastern Provinces (State Archives of Assyria, 5), 1990. 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