A1Vase A

Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions: collection of Old Persian cuneiform texts from the sixth, fifth, and fourth centuries BCE, left by the Achaemenid kings on their official monuments.

 A1Vase A

Old Persian inscription on four silver dishes.

  1. Artaxšaçâ \ XŠ \ vazraka \ XŠ \ XŠyânâm \ XŠ \ DHyûnâm \ 
  2. Xšayâršahyâ \ XŠhyâ \ puça \ 
  3. Xšayâršahyâ \ Dârayavaušahyâ \ XŠhyâ \ puça \ 
  4. Haxâmanišiya \ hya \ imam \ bâtugara \ siyamam \ vithiyâ \ karta

Artaxerxes, the great king, king of kings, king of all peoples,
son of king Xerxes
Xerxes the son of king Darius
the Achaemenid, who made this silver cup in his palace.

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