The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Faridpur Plate of the Time of Gopacandra, Year 18

A single plate without rim; the copper is of a brown colour which Pargiter assumes to indicate a high iron content. A circular seal, 7.3 cm in diameter, is attached to the left side of the plate. The seal has a low double rim with small scrollwork on both sides. The surface is countersunk, but the emblem is in high relief projecting above the rim. The emblem is corroded to indiscernibility, but the legend in the lower one third is legible.

Object URI
19cm width x 11.5cm height.
History details
Discovered in 1892 in the Faridpur District of East Bengal and purchased by Hoernle for the Asiatic Society of Bengal, then sent to Kielhorn. Returned to Hoernle after Kielhorn's death in 1908, and finally studied by Pargiter.
Event Type
Event Place Uncertain