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Ikunum was a king of Assyria between 1867 BC to 1860 BC and the son of Ilushuma.


He built a temple for the god Ninkigal.[1] strengthened the fortifications of the city of Assur and maintained commercial colonies in Asia Minor.[2]

Limmu officials by year[edit]

These are the 15 annual limmu officials from the year of accession of Ikunum to his death.[3] BC dates are based on a date of 1833 BC for the recorded solar eclipse in the limmu of Puzur-Ištar.[4]

1920 Buzi son of Adad-rabi
1919 Šuli son of Šalmah
1918 Iddin-Suen son of Šalmah
1917 Ikunum son of Šudaya
1916 Dan-Wer son of Ahu-ahi
1915 Šu-Anum from Nerabtim
1914 Il-massu son of Aššur-ṭab
1913 Šu-Hubur son of Šuli
1912 Idua son of Ṣulili
1911 Laqip son of Puzur-Laba
1910 Šu-Anum the hapirum
1909 Uku son of Bila
1908 Aššur-malik son of Panaka
1907 Dan-Aššur son of Puzur-Wer
1906 Šu-Kubum son of Ahu-ahi
1905 Irišum son of Iddin-Aššur


  1. ^ Rogers, Robert (2003). A History of Babylonia and Assyria. Lost Arts Media. ISBN 978-1-59016-317-7. 
  2. ^ Bertman, Stephen (2005). Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia. New York: Oxford UP. p. 88. 
  3. ^ Cahit Günbattı, An Eponym List (KEL G) from Kültepe Altoriental. Forsch. 35 (2008) 1, 103-132.
  4. ^ C. Michel, Nouvelles données pour la chronologie du IIᵉ millénaire, NABU 2002, Nr. 20, 17f.


  • Bertman, Stephen (2005). Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia. New York: Oxford UP. 
Preceded by
Erishum I
King of Assyria
1867–1860 BC
Succeeded by
Sargon I