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  • SAA 16 115

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  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Nineveh
  • Administrative Letter

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SAA 16, 115

SAA 16 115. These Men are Drunkards (ABL 0085)

Obverse
o 1o 1

a-na LUGAL be--ia

(1) To the king, my lord: your servant Bel-iqiša. May Nabû and Marduk bless the king, my lord.

o 22

ARAD-ka mENBA-šá

o 33

dPA dAMAR.UTU a-na MAN EN-ía

o 44

lik-ru-bu

o 55

ARAD-MEŠ ša ÉEN-MEŠ-ia

(5) The servants of my lord's household who(se status) the king, my lord, has determined (as of) today:

o 66

ša LUGAL be- UD-mu

o 77

an-ni-ú ú-par-ri-su-u-ni

o 88

mtab-URU-a.a DUMU mENKASKALPABPAB

(8) Tabalayu son of Bel-Harran-ahu-uṣur, whom the king, my lord, promoted to the rank of cohort commander; Nabû-sagib, whom the king, my lord, promoted to the rank of permanent 'third man'; (and) Atamar-Marduk, whom the king, my lord, promoted to the rank of bodyguard

o 99

ša a-na v.GALki-ṣir-u-

o 1010

LUGAL be- ú-še-lu-u-ni

o 1111

mdPAsa-kib ša TAv v.03.U₅-MEŠ

o 1212

ka-a.<a>-ma-nu-te

o 1313

LUGAL be- ú-še-lu-u-ni

Reverse
r 1r 1

mIGI.LALdŠÚ

r 22

ša TAv v.qur-ZAG-MEŠ

r 33

LUGAL BE ú-še-lu-u-ni

r 44

03 an-nu-te ERIM-MEŠ

(r 4) these three men are drunkards. When they are drunk, none of them can turn his iron sword away from his colleague.

r 55

šá-ak-ra-nu- šú-nu

r 66

ki-ma i-šak-ki-ru

r 77

GÍR AN.BAR

r 88

TAv pa-an -ḫi-ri-šu

r 99

la ú-sa-aḫ-<ḫa>-ra

r 1010

a-bu- ša ú-du-ú-ni

(r 10) I have written to the king, my lord, (about) a matter that I know. The king, my lord, may do as he deems best.

r 1111

a-na LUGAL be--ia

r 1212

as-sa-pa-ra

Right
r.e. 13r.e. 13

LUGAL be-

r.e. 1414

ki-i ša i-la-u-ni

Edge
e. 1e. 1

le-pu-


Adapted from Mikko Luukko and Greta Van Buylaere, The Political Correspondence of Esarhaddon (State Archives of Assyria, 16), 2002. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2012, 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 http://oracc.org/saao/P334624/.