Bottom part of a monumental stele, possibly intended to be in the shape of a grinding stone, dedicated for a granary by a person named Larama. The stele was sent from İskenderun to İstanbul Museum in the 1880s but the find place was not noted. The fragment is about 35 cm in height and 22 cm in width and preserves the last 4 lines of the inscription. Three rulers named Larama of the city of Gurgum are known from Maraş inscriptions. Since philological clues suggest a later date than earlier, he might be identified as Larama II or perhaps Larama III. The stele is in the Istanbul Archeology Museum.
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Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 25961 and plts. 11011. (İSKENDERUN)
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J. David Hawkins, 2000.