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VA S 03566

  • CDLI P522658
  • Collection no.: VA S 03566
  • Excavation no.: S 3566
  • Primary publication(s): VA S 03566


  • Provenience: Zinčirli (Samal)
  • Archive: 099 - Miscellaneous

Object Details

  • Object type: tablet
  • Material: clay
  • Script: Neo-Assyrian

Text Details

  • Language: Akkadian (Neo-Assyrian)
  • Genre: Legal Transaction


  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Reign: Esarhaddon (680–669 BC)
  • Dated: yes
  • Date: 671-V-09 (Abu 9th, eponymy of Kanūnāyu, chief judge)

VA S 03566

o 1o 1

NA₄.KIŠIB mṣa-pu-u-ni

(1) Seal of Ṣapūnu, the seller of his daughter.

o 22


two identical impressions

o 33

fia-na-ri MUNUS.[DUMU]-⸢su

(3) Ia-nāri, the daugh[ter] of Ṣapūnu Ulūlāyu has contracted and acquired (her) from Ṣapūnu for twelve shekels of silver. The money is paid completely. That woman is pur[chas]ed (and) acquired. [Any revocati]on, law[suit], (or) litiga[tion is vo]id.

o 44

ša mṣa-pu-u-ni

o 55

ú-piš-ma mITI.KIN-a-a

o 66

TA* IGI mṣa-pu-u-ni

o 77

ina ŠÀ-bi 12 GÍN.MEŠ .BABBAR

o 88

il-qi kas-pu ga-mur

o 99

ta-din-ni MUNUS šu-a-

o 1010

za⸣-[ar]-pa-ta laq-qi-at

o 1111

[tu-a]-⸢ru de⸣-e-[nu]

r 12r 12

DUG₄.[DUG₄ la]-⸢áš-šú

r 1313

man-nu ša ina [ur]-⸢kiš

(13) Whoever who in [the futu]re, at any time, lodges a complaint (and) seeks (a lawsuit) against Ulūlāyu (or) his sons, shall give the silver tenfold to his city lords.

r 1414

ina ma-te-ma i-za⸣-qu-pa-ni

r 1515

TA* mITI.KIN-a-a

r 1616

TA* DUMU.MEŠ-šú ub-ta-u-ni

r 1717

kas-pu a-na 10.MEŠ-te

r 1818

a-na EN.MEŠ-šú URU SUM!

r 1919


(19) Witness: Nabû-nāṣir.

r 2020

IGI mḫa-zu--šu

(20) Witness: Ḫazūqušu.

r 2121

IGI mmi-i-su

(21) Witness: Mīsu.

r 2222

IGI mia-da-di-bi

(22) Witness: Iada’-dibbī.

r 2323

IGI mḫa-ta-a-a *.ḫa-za-nu

(23) Witness: Ḫattāyu, the mayor.

r 2424


(24) Witness: Bēl-ibni. Witness: Zarūti.

r 2525


(25) Month Abu (V), 9th day, eponym year of Kanūnāyu, chief judge.

r 2626

lim-me mITI.AB-a-a

t.e. 27t.e. 27


Adapted from Betina Faist, “Die Keilschrifttafeln aus Samʾal (Zincirli),” State Archives of Assyria Bulletin 20 (2013–14): 33–46, by Jamie Novotny and Poppy Tushingham (2021) for the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI), which is funded by LMU Munich and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The online edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as