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VA S 03566a

  • CDLI P522659
  • Collection no.: VA S 03566a
  • Excavation no.: S 3566a
  • Primary publication(s): VA S 03566a


  • 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: Sargon II (721–705 BC)
  • Dated: yes, but date partially preserved
  • Date: 713-[...]-23 ([...] 23rd, [eponymy of Ašš]ur-bāni)

VA S 03566a

o 1o 1

[NA₄.KIŠIB mx-x-x-x]-x

(1) [Seal of ..., son of ..., the sell]er [of the female s]lave.

o 22

[DUMU mx-x-x-x]-x-x

o 33


at least two stamp seal impressions

o 44

[fd]NIN.GAL-su-ri GÉME⸣-šú

(4) Nikkal-sūrī, his female slave Sîn-bēlu-uṣur has contracted and acquired (her) [fo]r one mina of silver. The money [is paid] completely. That female slave is [purchased] (and) acquired. Any revocation, [lawsuit, (or) liti]gation is vo[id].

o 55

[ú]-piš-ma md30-EN-PAB

o 66

[ina] ŠÀ⸣-bi 01 MA.NA .BABBAR

o 77

il-qi kas-pi ga-mur

o 88

[ta-din] GÉME šu⸣-a-ti

o 99

[zar-pat] la-⸢qi-at tu-a-ru

o 1010

[de-e-nu] DUG₄.DUG₄ la-[áš-šú]

o 1111

[man-nu ša ina] ur-kiš [ina ma-te-ma]

(11) [Whoever in the futu]re, [at any time, lodges a] complaint [...] (and) breaks the contract, may [at least two divine names] be his legal adversaries. [Should he litigate in his lawsuit,] he will not succeed.

b.e. 12b.e. 12


perhaps 1 line broken
raprox. 3 lines broken
r 1'1'

[x x x x x x]-u-[ni]

r 2'2'

[x x x x x x x] GIL⸣-<u-ni>

r 3'3'

[x x x x] EN de-ni⸣-<šú>

r 4'4'

[ina de-ni-šú DUG₄].⸢DUG₄-ma NU TI

r 5'5'

[IGI mx-x *.ṣa-rip-tuḫ]-ši-i šá dPA.TÚG

(r 5') [Witness: ..., the ṣārip duḫ]šî-craftsman of Nusku.

r 6'6'

[IGI mx-x-x-x]-⸢x⸣-ʾa *.⸢AŠGAB?

(r 6') [Witness: ...]’a, tanner.

r 7'7'

[IGI mx-x-x-x] IGI mx⸣-PAB-⸢KAR

(r 7') [Witness: ...]. Witn[ess:] ...-aḫu-[ē]ṭir.

r 8'8'

[IGI mx-x-x IGI] mPAB⸣-

(r 8') [Witness: ... Witness:] Aḫu-iddina.

r 9'9'

[IGI mx-x-x-x]-⸢x⸣-(x)

(r 9') [Witness: ...].

r 10'10'

[IGI mx-x-KAR]-⸢ir⸣-a-ni *.A.BA

(r 10') [Witness: ...-ēṭ]iranni, scribe.

r 11'11'

[ITI.x] UD⸣-23-KAM

(r 11') [Month ...], 23rd day, [eponym year of Ašš]ur-bāni.

r 12'12'

[lim-mu m]-⸢šur⸣-ba-ni

r 13'13'

[IGI m]⸢!⸣-šur!-PAB-

(r 13') [Witness: A]ššur-aḫu-iddina.

t.e. 14't.e. 14'

[IGI mx-x]--šur

(t.e. 14') [Witness: ...]-Aššur.

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