The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Lahore Seal Legend of Mahesvaranaga

Object URI
OB00113
Inscription URI
IN00125

Basic Metadata

Extent
3.5 cm width x 1.2 cm height
Decoration
see notes for description of decoration
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class
Script size
0.4
Date (min)
325
Date (max)
424
Date comments
Basis of dating: palaeography. #Fleet_1888:839, "roughly ... the end of the fourth century A.D."
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<msName>Lahore Copper Seal of Mahesvaranaga</msName>
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<material>metal / copper</material>
<objectType>signet ring</objectType>
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<width>4.8</width>
<height>4.1</height>
<depth>3.1</depth>
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<measure type="weight" unit="gram">~70</measure>
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<p>The depth figure is from the upper surface of the seal to the opposite point on the ring. The seal plate is about 2 mm thick. See text decoration for further details.</p>
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<p>Two lines in excellent preservation. Campus and character sizes are estimated from the photograph.</p>
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<height unit="cm">0.4</height>
<p>northern class</p>
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<decoDesc>
<p>Above the legend (which is a mirror image) there is an image of a bull, recumbent to the proper left, with a crescent moon in fron of his head. This is separated from the inscription by a straight horizontal line, the ends of which turn up. Below and to the proper left of the text there is a sinuous line probably representing a nāga.</p>
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<lb n="2" />putra-maheśvaranāga
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Bibliography description
First reported and edited in #Fleet_1888.
Inscription Concordance
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Concordance Item Number
77
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<dimensions unit="cm">
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<height unit="cm">0.4</height>
<p>northern class</p>
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<p>Above the legend (which is a mirror image) there is an image of a bull, recumbent to the proper left, with a crescent moon in fron of his head. This is separated from the inscription by a straight horizontal line, the ends of which turn up. Below and to the proper left of the text there is a sinuous line probably representing a nāga.</p>
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<lb n="1" />mahārāja-nāgabhaṭṭa-
<lb n="2" />putra-maheśvaranāga
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