The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Sanchi Pillar Inscription of the 5th Century

Object URI
OB00109
Inscription URI
IN00121

Basic Metadata

Extent
25 cm width x 7 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
southern class
Script size
1
Date (min)
375
Date (max)
524
Date comments
Basis of dating: palaeography. #Fleet_1888:279, "roughly ... the fifth century A.D."
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Bibliography description
First noticed, with transcript and lithograph (Plate 21 No. 199) in #Cunningham_1854:199 (No. 36). Edited in #Fleet_1888. Described in #Trivedi_2001:5 (No. 7).
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
73
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<lb n="1" /><unclear cert="low">aka</unclear><gap quantity="1" reason="illegible" unit="character" /> vihārasvāmi-gośūra-siṃhabala-puttra-rudra <gap precision="low" quantity="2" reason="lost" unit="character" /> <unclear>s</unclear>ya vajrapāṇi-stambhaḥ toraṇa-stambha-dvayaṃ vih<unclear>ā</unclear>re maṇḍapaḥ pratolī ca<supplied reason="omitted">||</supplied>
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