Other Letters

Assurbanipal addresses no. 79 to Nabû-šar-ahhešu, whose title is not mentioned in the letter,[[92]] concerning horses. He talks about the timing of a letter order requiring Nabû-šar-ahhešu to send horses for review. The king tells him that the letter order will be sent in the middle of Shebat (XI) so that the horses can reach the destination in Nisan (I). Assurbanipal also mentions horses in a fragmentary Neo-Assyrian letter, no. 80, dated 652-VII-3, and possibly addressed to Nabû-šar-ahhešu as well. Perhaps these horses were needed for the battles against Šamaš-šumu-ukin. A letter order from the magnates of Assurbanipal (no. 152) also concerns acquisition of horses for review.

92 Van Buylaere 2009, 303, n. 47.

Sanae Ito

Sanae Ito, 'Other Letters', The Correspondence of Assurbanipal, Part I: Letters from Assyria, Babylonia, and Vassal States, SAA 21. Original publication:Winona Laka, IN, Eisenbrauns, 2018; online contents: SAAo/SAA21 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 [http://oracc.org/saao/saa21/thecontentsoftheletters/otherletters/]

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