The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Kosam Image Inscription of Bhimavarman

Object Reference
Object URI
OB00101
Inscription URI
IN00110

Basic Metadata

Extent
27 cm width x 10 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class
Script size
1.4
Date (min)
456
Date (max)
458
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 139 $(era: Gupta?$). The era may be Kalacuri (Bhandarkar), in which case the inscription would date from 386-388 CE. The date gives the year as 139 and the day as 7. The inscription is damaged between these two; possibly the day is in the second month of a lost season.
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<p>A standing image of Śiva and Pārvatī. See #ASIR_10:3 for description.</p>
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<p>The inscription is on the pedestal, which is broken. The middle of the first two lines is preserved along with traces of a third; line beginnings and ends are lost, probably along with additional lines at the bottom.</p>
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<p>Discovered by Cunningham in 1874-75 or 1876-7. Found buried in a field near the large monolithic pillar in Kosam (now Kaushambi, 25.3590442,81.4003551).</p>
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First noticed in #ASIR_10:3 with transcript and eye copy (Plate 2 No. 3). First edited in #Fleet_1888.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
65
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1277
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