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Ardiya, An Eanna Temple Prebendary

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The document YOS 19, 52 comes from the archives of the Eanna temple in Uruk and was drafted in the fourteenth year of Nabonidus. The same document also indicates that Arrabu has to pay additionally one mina and five shekels of silver belonging to the Eanna temple which had earlier been given to him and to another individual by Ardiya together with a certain Innin-šum-iškun. The name Ardiya was fairly common; in synchronic letters from the Eanna archives it can be found rather frequently without any patronymic so it is impossible to identify with certainty such individuals with the protagonist. The earliest text where Ardiya is referred to with his patronymic is dated to the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II but the signs with the year are damaged.

Keywords: Ardiya; Eanna temple; Nebuchadnezzar; shekels



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