The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Ganj Inscription of Vyaghradeva

Object Reference
Object URI
OB00186
Inscription URI
IN00200

Basic Metadata

Extent
63 cm width x 30 cm height
Decoration
An eight-spoked wheel is carved near the centre of the top of the inscription, its bottom occupying the width of about 4 characters in line 1. Below the wheel there is a sinuous line, resembling a recurved bow with a concave apex below the centre of the w
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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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First reported (by R. D. Banerji) in #PRAS-W_1920:45 (No. 5). Edited in Sukthankar_1923-24. Discussed in #Shastri_1997:5-6 and 55-65. Further references to discussions in #Mirashi_1963:89.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1710
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1/III.63A
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
22
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