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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2729. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $820. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SUMERIA. Isin, ruler of the kingdom of Ishme-Dagan. Circa 1953-1935 BC. (14 cm) Terracotta foundation cone with dedicatory cuneiform inscription Ishme-Dagan, mighty man, King of Isin, King of fou quarters (of the world), when he cancelled the taxes of Nippur, the city beloved by Enlil, and excused its men from from military/corvée service, he built the wall of the city of Isin, naming it "Ishme-Dagan, the might (?) of the Great God. ($500)

Ancient Isin is the modern site of Tall Bahriayat, located on an ancient course of the Euphrates river in central babylonia. The site was excavated by German archaeologists over the last century.