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Cuneiform tablet stamped with circular seal

datation
Second half of the 2nd millennium BC
provenance
Ugarit
area
period
size
8.3 cm x 11.4 cm
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themes

This cuneiform tablet represents a royal decree issued by the Hittite King Tudhaliya IV to Initshoub King of Carchamish and his viceroy in Syria. This decree contains his official declaration that the king of Ugarit is free from military obligations during Tudhaliya's wars against Shalamnassar I, King of Ashur. In return, the king of Ugarit must pay 50 golden minas to the Hittite ruler.

This tablet was stamped with the private seal of King Intitshoub, thus indicating agreements of international alliances between these kingdoms.

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