SAA 19 024. Matenni of Tyre Pays Tribute (CTN 5 p. 152)

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(Beginning destroyed)

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[x x x]+⸢x x⸣+[x x x x x x x x x]

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[x] ḫa? e x x+[x x x x x x x]

(2) [On ...], Matenni [of Tyre had written] to the (ruler of) Danab[u, saying]: 'Let us r[aise] the king's money [and give it to him!]'

o 3'3'

mma-te-en-ni [URU.ṣur-a.a o?]

o 4'4'

a-na URU.da-na-⸢pa⸣-[a.a is-sap-ra ma-a]

o 5'5'

kás-pu ša LUGAL ni-⸢⸣-[ši ni-di-na-šu]

o 6'6'

ma-a ki-i a-bu- an⸣-[ni- a-na mx x x]

(6) When he had sent t[his] word to [NN], his brother, the royal [delegate NN], showed up, saying: "Give me [the tribute]." He (Matenni) [spoke] with the (ruler of) Danab[u] and told him to give the tribute. [Now then] let all the Sidonites who came w[ith him immediately] com[e] to me with the [delegate, and I shall as]sign [the tribute] and [send it] to the king.

o 7'7'

ŠEŠ-šú -pu-ra-⸢šu-ni [x x x .qe-pu]

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ša LUGAL it-tal-ka ma-a* [ma-da-at-tu]

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di-na šu-ú TAv URU.da-na-⸢pa⸣-[a.a id-du-bu-ub]

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[ma]-a ma-da-at-tu di-na ú⸣-[ma-a an-nu-rig]

o 11'11'

⸣.ṣi-du-na-a.a ammar i⸣-[si-šú o?]

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il⸣-li-ku-ni-ni TAv v*.[qe-pi o?]

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[ár-ḫiš] ina UGU-ḫi-ia lil-⸢li⸣-[ku-ni .MAḪ-MEŠ?]

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[lu]-⸢si⸣-ik a-na LUGAL la*-[áš-pu-ra]

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⸣.qe-pu ma-a ki-i [a-bu- an-ni-]

(15) The delegate says: "When I heard [this matter I wrote] to the k[ing that ......] with the tribut[e ......]

o 16'16'

áš⸣-mu-u-ni* ma-a a-na LUGAL [as-sap-ra]

o 17'17'

ma-a TAv ma⸣-da-at-⸢ti* [x x x x x]

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šám*⸣-ma x⸣+[x x x x x x x x x x]

(18) ...

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(Break)

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rbeginning broken away

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i—⸢su⸣-[ri] LUGAL* i-[qa-bi]

(r 1) Per[haps the king] wi[ll say]: "Are their cornfields cultiva[ted?" Their cornfields and] their orchards [......]

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ma-a ŠE.⸢NUMUN⸣-šú-nu a-ri-[ši A.ŠÀ-MEŠ-šú-nu]

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GIŠ.SAR-MEŠ-šú-nu x⸣+[x x x x x]

(r 3) [Now] Giri-Ba'a[l, PN, and PN], three emissaries of [GN have entered with] the tribute.

r 4'4'

mgi-riba-ʾa-⸢al [x x x x x]

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03 .⸢MAḪ⸣-MEŠ ša URU⸣.[x x x TAv]

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ma-da-⸢at⸣-ti [e-tar-bu-u-ni]

rest uninscribed


Adapted from Mikko Luukko, The Correspondence of Tiglath-Pileser III and Sargon II from Calah/Nimrud (State Archives of Assyria, 19), 2012. 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/P224412/.