The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Mathura Pedestal Inscription of the Time of Skandagupta

Object URI
OB00100
Inscription URI
IN00109

Basic Metadata

Extent
47 cm width x 7 cm height
Decoration
A dharmacakra is engraved in the margin at the commencement of the inscription.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class
Script size
0.6
Date (min)
453
Date (max)
454
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 135 puṣya 20 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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Bibliography description
First published in #Dowson_1871:184-185 (No. 8) with a lithograph (Plate 2 No. 8, after p. 196). Dowson's transcription reprinted with corrections in #ASIR_03:36-37 with a new lithograph (Plate 16 No. 22). Re-edited in #Fleet_1888.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
63
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1275
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
193-195
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