The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Indor Plate of the Time of Skandagupta

A single plate, wider ("higher") in the middle than at the edges. The edges are in some spots thicker than the surface, but the plate was probably not fashioned deliberately thicker around the edges. It is fairly thick (no figure available; weight ~500 gm), but the engraving is deep and shows through the back in many places. There is no hole for a connecting ring, nor is there any trace of a seal soldered to the place.

Object URI
OB00031
Extent
20.5 cm width x 14-15 cm height
History details
Discovered in 1874 by Carlyelle, found in a small stream at Indor (Indrapura/Indrāpura of the inscription; Agrawala gives the modern name as Indorkheḍā), about 8 km NW of Dibhai in Bulandshahr District, UP. (Note that this is not the city Indore, but a small village, described as deserted in #Bhandarkar_1981:308; probably identical to Indaur on Google Maps, at 28.248558, 78.210860.)
Event Type
Created
Place
Indrapura
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Indor
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1874
Event Type
Stored
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain