The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Khoh Plates 1 of Hastin, year 156

Two plates, each inscribed on one face only. Dimensions above are for one plate. Perforated about the middle of the upper side and connected by a ring through the hole. The ring bore a seal (dimensions not reported) with a legend (see inscription text) but no device reported.

Object URI
OB00070
Extent
~20 cm width x ~13 cm height
History details
Probably discovered shortly before 1848, perhaps by Colonel Sykes, in a valley near the village of Khoh (Google Map 24.365845, 80.719145), near the town of Uchaharā (Unchehara in Google Maps), presently Madhya Pradesh. However, #Fleet_1888:100, apparently relying on #Cunningham_1897:7, says the plates were discovered about 1852 by a Colonel Ellis. Apparently the plates later came to the hands of Major Kittoe, who presented them to F-E. Hall sometime before 1861, who gave them to the Benares College. At a later time (before 1888) they disappeared while being transferred from Benares to the Allahabad Museum and then on to the Provincial Museum of Lucknow.
Event Type
Created
Place
Khoh
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Uchaharā
Event Place Uncertain
Date
before 1848
Event Type
Stored
Place
lost en route
Event Place Uncertain
Event Place Qualifier
to Lakhnau
Date
1888