King Sin-kashid became the ruler of the southern Babylonian city of Uruk, which he had taken away from the control of the city of Larsa. His inscriptions record the construction of many buildings, including a huge palace, and a number of temples for various gods. This black stone tablet records the building of a temple for his personal god Lugalbanda and the god's wife Ninsun and also announces that the economy was strong, with low prices for the basic commodities reflecting the favor of the gods during his reign. While there are some twenty-eight examples of this inscription, all others are on clay cones, with this as the only stone example. Interestingly, there is a much later Neo-Babylonian copy of the inscription on which the colophon states: "Copy of a royal inscription on diorite stone, property of Ezida. Nabu-balassu-iqbi, son of Misiraia, wrote it.” (British Museum no. 91081). It may well be that the present black stone tablet is the very one that the scribe Nabu-balassu-iqbi saw and copied in the Ezida Temple.