The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Majhgawam Plates of Hastin, year 191

Two plates, each inscribed on one face only. Dimensions above are for one plate. The plates are smooth, without thickening or raising at the rims. They are thin and deeply engraved, hence their backs were not suitable for writing on. Perforated about the middle of the upper side and connected by a ring through the hole. The ring bore a seal (now lost) with a legend (see inscription text) but no device. The seal was a pointed oval, 6.3 by 2.5 cm in size. The weight of the two plates (without ring and seal) is about 850 grams.

Object URI
OB00072
Extent
22 cm width x 15 cm height
History details
Apparently (#Cunningham_1879:7) found in 1870 while ploughing a field belonging to the village of Majhgawam (Majgowa in Cunningham's spelling) in the valley around Khoh (Google Map 24.365845, 80.719145). The village is said to be about 3 miles to the SW of Uchaharā, but this appears to be the location of Khoh village; Google Maps shows several other settlements in MP by the name Majhgawan and Majhgawa, but none in this area. The connecting ring and seal were lost in modern times (circumstances not reported); Cunningham had made a pencil rubbing of the seal before its disappearance, and this is lithographed in #Fleet_1888.
Event Type
Created
Place
Khoh
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Majhgawam
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1870
Event Type
Stored
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain