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Jamme 1971 b: pl. 7
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Southern Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodD
Date345 Maḍḥ

TEXT


   1  [M]rṯdm ʾqrb w-ʾḫ-hw Mrṯdʾln ʾ—
   2  s²wʿ ḏy Qhlm w-Ṣdqʾl ʿqb Kw—
   3  kbn w-Ys¹rn tqdmw w-hqs²bn l-m—
   4  rʾ-hmw S¹ʿdm Yhs¹kr w-bny-hw |
   5  ʾs¹ʿd Yzd w-Nmrm ʾwkn w-Mʿdkr—
   6  b Ymgd bny Hṣbḥ w-Yʿgf ʾqwl M—
   7  ḍḥym b-mqḥ hqḥw [... ...]
   8  w-tbql-hmw Nʿmn [... ...]
   9  [...] wrḫ-hw Mḏrʾn
  10  ḏl-ḫms¹t w-ʾrbʿy
  11  w-ṯlṯ mʾtm
  12  ḫrftm

Apparatus
2-3Kwkbn and Ys¹rn could be names of houses.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Mrṯdm ʾqrb and his brother Mrṯdʾln ʾ-
   2  s²wʿ, those of Qhlm and Ṣdqʾl, governor of Kw-
   3  kbn and Ys¹rn were in charge and built for their lord
   4  S¹ʿdm Yhs¹kr and his sons
   5  ʾs¹ʿd Yzd, Nmrn ʾwkn, Mʿdkrb
   6  Ymgd banū Hṣbḥ and Yʿgf ʾqwl of
   7  Maḍḥī with the completion that they finished off [... ...]
   8  and their plantation Nʿmn [... ...]
   9  [...] the month Mḏrʾn
  10  in the year three
  11  hundred forty-
  12  five.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeRock inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteUnknown
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areawādī Shirjān
CountryYemen
FoundIn situ
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Doe 1964: 7, figs 6-7Doe, D. Brian 1964. The Wadi Shirjān. Antiquities. Bulletin, 4: 1-3; 5 pages without number. [Appendix to the Department of Antiquities Report, 1961-1963. Aden]
Wissmann 1968: 82Wissmann, Hermann von 1968. Zur Archäologie und antiken Geographie von Südarabien. Ḥaḍramaut, Qatabān und das ʿAden-Gebiet in der Antike. (Uitgaven van het, Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologisch Instituut te İstanbul, 24). Istanbul: Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten.
Jamme 1971 b: 89-91, pl. 7 (facsimile)Jamme, Albert W.F. 1971. Miscellanées d'ancient arabe II. Washington. 2019/07/23; https://cuislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/cuislandora%3A206497#page/1/mode/1up. [Privately printed]
Müller, Walter W. 2010: 46-47Müller, Walter W. 2010. Sabäische Inschriften nach Ären datiert. Bibliographie, Texte und Glossar. (Veröffentlichungen der Orientalischen Kommission, 53). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.