|King of Isin |
King of Sumer
Left: Cuneiform clay tablet. Old Babylonian, 1900-1700 BCE.
Right: Sumerian cuneiform "foundation stone". This clay cone was embedded in a wall, and contains the deed of foundation of the city walls of Isin (Tell Bahriyat) by king Ishme-Dagan of Isin (1953-1935 BCE).
|Reign||fl. c. 1889 BC -- c. 1871 BC|
|House||First Dynasty of Isin|
Ishme-Dagan (Akkadian: , Di?-me-Dda-gan, I?me-Dag?n;fl. c. 1889 BC -- c. 1871 BC by the short chronology of the ancient near east) was the 4th king of the First Dynasty of Isin, according to the "Sumerian King List" (SKL). Also according to the SKL: he was both the son and successor of Iddin-Dag?n. Lipit-I?tar then succeeded I?me-Dag?n. I?me-Dag?n was one of the kings to restore the Ekur.
Stamped brick with the name of Ishme-Dagan, king of Isin, Isin-Larsa Period, from Ur, British Museum