The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Damodarpur Charter of Xgupta

Inscribed on both sides of the plate. Campus size (for the recto face) estimated from photo.

Object URI
OB00051
Inscription URI
IN00056

Basic Metadata

Extent
15 cm width x 8.5 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, eastern Gupta
Date (min)
542
Date (max)
543
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 224 bhādrapada 5 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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Bibliography description
First noticed and edited in #Basak_1919-20:141-145. Date corrected in #Dikshit_1923-24. Discussed in #Basak_1925.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
47
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1307
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1/III.39
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
62
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
324-328
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