The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Karitalai Plates of Jayanatha, year 174

Two plates, each inscribed on one face only. Dimensions above are for the first plate; the width and height of the second is about 0.5 cm less. The edges are irregularly thicker than the inscribed surfaces and serve as rims. They are fairly thick but deeply engraved, hence their backs were not suitable for writing on. The inscription is very well preserved. The plates have a hole at the centre of the upper margin, but the connecting ring and seal are lost. The two plates weigh 1100 grams.

Object URI
OB00075
Extent
23.5 cm width x 17 cm height
History details
Found about 1850 (along with other copper plates) in a small receptacle inside a ruined Varāha temple at Kārītalāī (Google Maps 24.053126, 80.706781), about 37 km NE of Katni (aka Mudwara) in Jabalpur District, Madhya Pradesh. Present location not reported; Fleet had borrowed the plates from Cunningham. #HiraLal_1916:21 also says the plates are "in the possession of General Cunningham" but this may be based only on Fleet.
Event Type
Created
Place
Uccakalpa
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Kārītalāī
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1850
Event Type
Stored
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain