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King of Assyria
King of the Old Assyrian Empire
Reign1867–1860 BC
PredecessorErishum I
SuccessorSargon I
IssueSargon I

Ikunum (Akkadian: 𒄿𒆪𒉡, romanized: I-ku-nu) was a king of Assyria between 1867 BC – 1860 BC and the son of Ilushuma. He built a temple for the god Ninkigal.[1] He strengthened the fortifications of the city of Assur and maintained commercial colonies in Asia Minor.[2] The following is a list of the sixteen annually-elected limmu officials from the year of accession of Ikunum until the year of 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 BC Buzi son of Adad-rabi
  • 1919 BC Šuli son of Šalmah
  • 1918 BC Iddin-Suen son of Šalmah
  • 1917 BC Ikunum son of Šudaya
  • 1916 BC Dan-Wer son of Ahu-ahi
  • 1915 BC Šu-Anum from Nerabtim
  • 1914 BC Il-massu son of Aššur-ṭab
  • 1913 BC Šu-Hubur son of Šuli
  • 1912 BC Idua son of Ṣulili
  • 1911 BC Laqip son of Puzur-Laba
  • 1910 BC Šu-Anum the hapirum
  • 1909 BC Uku son of Bila
  • 1908 BC Aššur-malik son of Panaka
  • 1907 BC Dan-Aššur son of Puzur-Wer
  • 1906 BC Šu-Kubum son of Ahu-ahi
  • 1905 BC 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
Išši’ak Aššur
c. 1867 BC — c. 1860 BC
Succeeded by
Sargon I