The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Sanchi Rail Inscription of the Time of Candragupta II

The inscription is on the outer side of the rail.

Object URI
OB00011
Inscription URI
IN00012

Basic Metadata

Extent
77 cm width x 53 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
southern class; Bhandarkar calls it western Gupta; resembling %IN00040, and the Aihole inscription of Pulakeśin II (of Śaka 556).
Script size
1.6
Reigning Monarch
Candragupta II
Date (min)
411
Date (max)
412
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 93 bhādrapada 4 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First reported (with hand-drawn transcript made in 1824 by B. H. Hodgson) in #Prinsep_1834a. Published (with facsimile made by Edward Smith, transliteration and translation) in #Prinsep_1837b:454-456. Edited (with text and translation) in #Cunningham_1854:152-154. Critically edited in #Fleet_1888. Summarised in #Trivedi_2001:18-19 (No. 3).
Inscription Concordance
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Concordance Item Number
5
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
9
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1262
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1/III.12
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
13
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
728-730, IV. Sāñcī 95
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
112-116
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<lb break="no" n="11" />ntaryyair iti
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saṃ <num value="93">90 3</num> bhādrapada-di <num value="4">4</num>
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