Puzur-Ashur II

Puzur-Ashur II or Puzur-Aššur II was the Išši’ak Aššur ("Steward of Assur") of the Old Assyrian Empire for eight years between 1865 BCE and 1857 BCE. Puzur-Ashur II had been both the son and successor of Sargon I. Due to Sargon I's long reign, Puzur-Ashur II came to the throne at a late age since one of his sons, named Ili-bani, was a witness in a contract (and so already a grown man) eleven years before Puzur-Ashur II became ruler. Puzur-Ashur II was succeeded by his son Naram-Sin. The following is a list of the nine annually-elected "limmu" ("eponym") officials from the year of accession of Puzur-Ashur II, the "waklum" ("overseer"), in the limmu of Ashur-iddin (son of Shuli) to Puzur-Ashur II's death in the limmu of Inaya (son of Amuraya.)[1] BC dates are based on a date of 1833 BC for the recorded solar eclipse in the limmu of Puzur-Ištar:[2]

1865 BC Aššur-iddin son of Šuli
1864 BC Aššur-nada son of Puzur-Ana
1863 BC Kubia son of Karria
1862 BC Ili-dan son of Elali
1861 BC Ṣilulu son of Uku
1860 BC Aššur-nada son of Ili-binanni
1859 BC Ikuppi-Ištar son of Ikua
1858 BC Buzutaya son of Šuli
1857 BC Innaya son of Amuraya


  1. Klaas R. Veenhof, The old Assyrian list of year eponyms from Karum Kanish and its chronological implications (Ankara, Turkish Historical Society, 2003).
  2. C. Michel, Nouvelles données pour la chronologie du II millénaire, NABU 2002, Nr. 20, 17f.
Preceded by
Sargon I
Išši’ak Aššur
1865 BC — 1857 BC
Succeeded by
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