The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Gaya Plate of Samudragupta (seal)

An oval seal about 8.6 cm high by 7.3 cm wide, soldered to the left edge of the plate. It shows in relief Garuḍa represented as a bird with outstretched wings, standing to the front. The seal is rotated 90° counterclockwise with respect to the inscription, i.e. Garuḍa's feet point toward the plate.  The seal legend is below the effigy. The characters and the material of the seal both seem different than those of the plate, and the seal is probably a genuine one from Samudragupta's time.

Object URI
OB00004a
Extent
7.3cm width x 8.6cm height. Weight 1200 grams.
Event Type
Created
Event Place Uncertain
Date
325-399 (uncertain)