The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 594

A plate inscribed on both sides. It probably has no raised rims. The hole for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally at about one fifth of the length of the plate from the edge.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formpillar
Event History

A plate inscribed on both sides, with only two partial lines on the verso. It probably has no raised rims. The hole for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally at about one fifth of the length of the plate from the edge.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formpillar
Event History

The ends of the ring are soldered to the seal. The face of the seal is circular, and is inscribed along the circumference. No further details are reported.

Materialsmetal, iron
Formplate
Event History

No description available. From the facsimile it appears that the sides of the oblong slab are irregularly broken.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formslab
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Daśapura
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bihār Kotrā
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, Mumbai
    Date
    1980
Inscriptions
  1. Writing probably covers the entire surface of the stone.

No detailed description of the column is available; the information here has been gleaned from Plate XVII in #Cunningham_1871a. The bottom of the pillar is broken off. The extant lower portion is octagonal and 175 cm long; above this there is an apparently circular shaft 221 cm long, followed by a square section (unless this bit is circular too)for a further 38 cm.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formfragment of pillar
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bihar Sharif
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bihar fort
    Date
    1839
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Bihar Sharif
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription is on the octagonal section; this first inscription seems to have occupied four faces. Dimensions are estimated on the basis of the drawing of the pillar and the dimensions of the two inscriptions (%I-0047 and %I-0048) which together measure 40 by 104 cm.

  2. The inscription is on the octagonal section; this second inscription is below the first, separated by a double horizontal line extending from the left edge of the extant portion to the right margin of the present inscription. The inscription probably occupied only three of the faces covered by the first inscription. An unknown number of lines are lost at the end. Dimensions are estimated on the basis of the drawing of the pillar and the dimensions of the two inscriptions (%I-0047 and %I-0048) which together measure 40 by 104 cm.

The height given is the section outside the platform. The first 112 cm of the pillar above the platform is square; the rest of its length is octagonal, tapering to a point. The top is broken and has a metal spike projecting from it, indicating that it had a capital.

Materialsstone, red sandstone
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

A stone slab or block, thickness not reported. The piece has been re-cut; the extant part appears to be the top left corner of a larger inscribed block.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formbuilding block
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

The pillar is at the southwest corner of the eastern part of Bilsaḍ town (Eta, UP). It is the northern member of the western pair in a group of four columns, probably remnants of the temple of Mahāsena mentioned in the inscription. The western columns are circular monoliths with copies of the inscription; the other pair (26 metres to the east) is square and bears no inscription.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formcolumn
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bilsaḍ
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bilsaḍ
    Date
    1877-78
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription of 13 lines is on the eastern side of the pillar. Agrawala (1983:26) provides a third dimension (4.5 cm), which is presumably the depth of a recessed panel on the column.

The pillar is at the southwest corner of the eastern part of Bilsaḍ town (Eta, UP). It is the southern member of the western pair in a group of four columns, probably remnants of the temple of Mahāsena mentioned in the inscription. The western columns are circular monoliths with copies of the inscription; the other pair (26 metres to the east) is square and bears no inscription.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formcolumn
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bilsaḍ
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bilsaḍ
    Date
    1877-78
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription is on the eastern side of the pillar. It is in 16 lines, as opposed to 13 in the other specimen. Dimensions are not available. Bhandarkar (1981:268) gives the beginnings of the legible lines and notes that this duplicate has clarified some uncertain readings in the primary inscription.

A Buddhist statue, no further details reported. The inscription is on the pedestal.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Imperial Museum, Calcutta

A Buddhist image; Fleet reports no additional details whatsoever.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formsculpture, Buddhist image
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A slab that according to Fleet appears to have been set in a socket about 3 inches deep and mortised at the sides into a building, so it may not be a proper stela. The thickness of the slab and the finish of the back face are not reported.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formsculpture, Buddhist image, fragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Imperial Museum, Calcutta
    Date
    1888

Fragment of an image, probably of a standing Buddha. The statue is lost above the ankles, and the bottom of the pedestal seems to have been trimmed away. No dimensions or further details reported.

Materialsmetal, copper
Formsignet ring
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Imperial Museum, Calcutta

A set of seven plates, the first and last inscribed only on the inner sides; the others on both faces. Their surface is flat, without raised rims. The size of the plates differs slightly, but no individual figures are reported. The plates have a hole at the centre of one of the longer sides (top of recto and bottom of verso pages), through which they are connected by a ring.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    British Library

The ends of the connecting ring are flattened (as if to overlap and fasten with a pin or bolt, but they are not pierced). The weight of the ring and seal is 410 grams; the separate figure for the ring is an estimate.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

The seal is a flat disc, slightly thicker in the centre. It bears no emblem, only the inscription. It is hung separately on the ring by means of a smaller ring soldered to the back of the seal. The weight of the ring and seal is 410 grams; the separate figure for the seal is an estimate.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

A plate inscribed only on the verso. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. There is a hole for the connecting ring at the centre of the bottom margin.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

A plate inscribed on both faces. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. There is a hole for the connecting ring at the centre of one of the longer sides (top of recto and bottom of verso).

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

A plate inscribed on both faces. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. There is a hole for the connecting ring at the centre of one of the longer sides (top of recto and bottom of verso).

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

A plate inscribed on both faces. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. There is a hole for the connecting ring at the centre of one of the longer sides (top of recto and bottom of verso).

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History