Balance weights with royal inscriptions are attested in Mesopotamia since the second half of the 3rd mill. BC, and especially during the Ur III Period the duck-shaped type should be considered as an official administrative tool of the royal bureaucracy. Few inscribed specimens are at present known dating to the Old Babylonian period, although the continuity of the tradition is testified by some Kassite and Isin II weights. The weight inscribed with the name of Inibšina, daughter of Daduša, king of Ešnunna, is particularly interesting because it was found at Assur and could be considered as a clue for an interdynastic marriage between the reigns of Ešnunna and Assyria/Subartu. This evidence is analyzed taking into account the Old Babylonian and Old Assyrian metrology and its historical implications are discussed as a contribution for the reconstruction of the policy of Ešnunna and the complex pattern of political relationships during the 17th century BC in the ancient Near East.
|Titolo:||Guerre e alleanze in epoca paleobabilonese : il peso di Inibshina, figlia di Dadusha di Eshnunna|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-OR/05 - Archeologia e Storia Dell'Arte Del Vicino Oriente Antico|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|