The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Betul Plates of Samksobha, year 199

Two plates, each inscribed on one face only. Dimensions above are for the first plate; the width of the second is about 1 cm less, but its height is 0.8 cm more. The plates are smooth, without thickening or raising at the rims. They are fairly thick, but some of the writing shows through on their backs. They are very well preserved. Their top margins have a hole (08. cm in diameter) at the centre; the connecting ring and seal are lost. The plates weigh 350 and 370 grams (total 720 grams).

Object URI
OB00082
Extent
19.5 cm width x 15 cm height
History details
Found in 1905 in the possession of a villager in Betul (southern Madhya Pradesh). He did not know when and where the plates came into his family's possession. Hira Lal (1907:284) emphasises that the villager was of a caste not entitled to accept charitable gifts, so the donee cannot have been his ancestor. The family came to betul 5 generations before 1905, before which they had lived in Unao, Hoshangabad, Narsinghpur and Nagpur districts of the United Provinces. Hira Lal believes they obtained the plates in Narsinghpur (22.948,79.195).
Event Type
Created
Place
Uccakalpa
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Betul
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1905
Event Type
Stored
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain