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SAA 21 041

  • CDLI P393918
  • Collection no.: BM —
  • Accession no.: K 01588
  • Primary publication(s): ABL 1002


  • Provenience: Nineveh (Pleiades ID: 874621)
  • Archive: 099 - Miscellaneous
  • Language: Akkadian (Neo-Assyrian)
  • Genre: Administrative Letter
  • Object type: tablet
  • Material: clay
  • Script: Neo-Assyrian


  • Period: Neo-Assyrian
  • Reign: Ashurbanipal (668-ca. 631)
  • Dated: no
  • Proposed Date: (649)

Sender Information

  • Sender: [the king]
  • Location: Nineveh
  • Recipient: [Sin-tabni-uṣur]
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SAA 21 041. Sîn-šarra-uṣur Does not Love Assyria (ABL 1002)

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o 1'1'

ša at*-tu*-nu* EN*⸣.[NUN ta-aṣ-ṣur-a-ni]

o 2'2'

tam-qut-a-ni me-ta-⸢ku*⸣-[nu-u-ni x x x]

o 3'3'

ù ina UGU md30—MANPAB šá taq-ba-a-ni

o 4'4'

ma-a la ra-i-mu šá KUR-šur šu-u

o 5'5'

a-na-ku la ú-da-a ki-i

(5') this [......]

o 6'6'

e-mur-u-ni DINGIR-MEŠ-ía i-na ŠU.2

(6') Is it a work that [......]

o 7'7'

.KÚR-ía la ú-šal-lim-ú-ni

(7') I look [......]

o 8'8'

e-ta-at-qa it-tal-ka

(8') [......] you guarded

o 9'9'

i-na GÌR.2-MEŠ-ía iṣ-ṣa-bat

(9') [...... up]on my name

o 10'10'

u ina UGU šá taq-ba-a-ni ma-a

(10') [...] he says

o 11'11'

dib-bi-ia sam-ku-u-te

(11') [......] but he

o 12'12'

ina IGI .GAL-MEŠ i-dáb*-bu*-[ub]

o 13'13'

mi-i-nu .ḫap-pu an-[ni-u]

b.e.b.e. broken away


r 1r 1

ina* [UGU-ḫi-ka i-qab-bi x x x]

r 22

u* ina* UGU* [x x x x x x x x]

(r 2) you fell ...[...] .

r 33

šul [x x x x x x x x]

(r 3) And concerning Sîn-šarra-uṣur about whom you s[aid]: "He does not love Assyria," do I not know it? When he saw that my gods had not brought success in the hands of my enemy, he passed over, came, and grasped my feet.

r 44

it-⸢ta*⸣-[x x x x x x x]

r 55

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

r 66

dul-lu-u šá a-⸢na [x x x x x]

r 77

a-dag-⸢gal [x] um* x⸣+[x x x x x]

r 88

EN*⸣.NUN* ta⸣-aṣ-⸢ṣur⸣-a-ni

r 99

[tam]-qut*-⸢a*-ni* ina UGU šu-me-ía

r 1010

[me-ta-ku-nu]-u-ni šu-u i-qab-bi-a

(r 10) And as to what you said, "He is saying terrible things about me in the presence of the magnates," what can this fool (do)?

r 1111

[x x x x x] muḫ⸣-ḫu-u šu-u

r 1212

[x x x x x x x x x x] GA* NAG

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Adapted from Simo Parpola, The Correspondence of Ashurbanipal, Part I: Letters from Assyria, Babylonia, and Vassal States (State Archives of Assyria, 21), 2018. Adapted by Jamie Novotny and lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2018, as part of the research programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair in the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East at LMU Munich (Karen Radner, Humboldt Professorship 2015). The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as