The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Damodarpur Charter 1 (GE 124) of Kumaragupta I

Inscribed on both sides. Inscribed area dimensions estimated from photo.

Object URI
OB00024
Inscription URI
IN00026

Basic Metadata

Extent
15 cm width x 8 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, eastern Gupta
Reigning Monarch
Kumāragupta I
Date (min)
443
Date (max)
444
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 124 phālguna 7 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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Bibliography description
First noticed and edited in #Basak_1919-20:129-132. Discussed in #Basak_1925.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
22
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1271
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1/III.18
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
27
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