The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Nachna Unfinished Inscription of Vyaghradeva

Object URI
OB00185
Inscription URI
IN00198

Basic Metadata

Extent
55 cm width x 19 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
southern box-headed
Script size
5
Date (min)
350
Date (max)
499
Date comments
Basis of dating: palaeography, conjecture.
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Bibliography description
First reported with transcript and facsimile (Plate 27) in #ASIR_21:97-98. Edited in #Fleet_1888, re-edited in #Mirashi_1963. Discussed in #Shastri_1997:5-6 and 55-65. Further references to discussions in #Mirashi_1963:89.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
53
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
NA @CHECK, 1709 too?
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
20
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