The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Baigram Charter of the Time of Kumaragupta I

Description

Single plate, 15 lines on recto and 10 lines on verso.

Inscription URI
IN00061
Object URI
OB00055

Basic Metadata

Extent
20.5 cm width x 13 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Provenance
Single plate, 15 lines on recto and 10 lines on verso.
Script
northern class, similar to that of %IN00044 and other Damodarpur plates
Reigning Monarch
Kumāragupta I
Date (min)
446
Date (max)
447
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 128 māgha 19 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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<lb n="2" />vāyigrāmika-trivṛt<choice><sic>a</sic><corr>ā</corr></choice>-śrīgohālyoḥ brāhmaṇottarān samvyavahāri-pramukhān grāma-kuṭumbinaḥ kuśalam anu
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<p>yato yuṣmān bodhayāma<supplied reason="omitted">ḥ|</supplied><space quantity="1" unit="character" /> pustapāla-durgādattārkkadāsayor avadhāraṇayā avadhṛta
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Bibliography description
First reported and edited in #Basak_1931-32.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
2114
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1/III.41
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
29
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
183-188
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