The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Kalaikuri-Sultanpur Plate of the Time of Kumaragupta I

A single plate engraved on both sides, weighing 606 grams. There is an oval projection in the middle of the (viewer's, recto) left side, to which a now lost seal would have been attached. There is a triangular hole in the centre of the oval. Judging from the indentation of the lines next to this area, the seal would have been about 8 cm in diameter.

Object URI
OB00067
Extent
24 cm width x 14 cm height
History details
Purchased in 1935 from a Muslim householder of Kalaikuri (Bogra District, near Naogong/Naogaon) and sent immediately to the Varendra Research Society of Rajshahi.. Reportedly it had been kept in that Muslim family for a long time as an heirloom. #Sircar_1943a:12 supposes this may in fact be the plate found together with the Baigram plate (%O-0055) and taken away by coolies. #Sanyal_1955-56:57, however, reports that the Muslim family in question was living in Sultanpur (a suburb of Naogaon) at the time the plate was purchased from them, and had moved there two generations earlier from Kalaikuri when they inherited land there. He believes the family may have brought the plate along from Kalaikuri or may have obtained it there as part of their inheritance. He does not comment on Sircar's equation of the plate to the lost Baigram plate.
Event Type
Created
Place
Kalaikuri-Sultanpur
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Kalaikuri
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1925
Event Type
Stored
Place
Varendra Research Museum
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain