The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Nalanda Seal Inscription of a Son of Avantivarman

Object URI
OB00137
Inscription URI
IN00150

Basic Metadata

Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, late Gupta
Date (min)
600
Date (max)
624
Date comments
Basis of dating: conjecture.
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Bibliography description
First reported and edited in #Ghosh_1937-38 (B).
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
2/II.2
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
I.B.8
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