The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 379
A round, monolithic sandstone column. Beside Samudragupta's praśasti, it also bears two inscriptions by Aśoka as well as a number of mediaeval inscriptions, some of which are written between and over the lines of Samudragupta's inscription.
Materialsstone, sandstone
Formpillar
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Kauśāmbī
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Allahabad Fort
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Allahabad Fort
    Date
    1983
A fragment of an octagonal pillar. No further details reported.
Materialsstone, unspecified
Formslab
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Madras Government Museum
    Date
    1920
A fragment of an oval rail bar. No further details reported.
Materialsstone, unspecified
Formrail, fragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Madras Government Museum
    Date
    1920
A flat slab; thickness not reported. The inscription covers almost the entire front, except for a slightly raised rim 2-2.5 cm wide on all sides. The bottom left corner is broken off and lost.
Materialsstone, unspecified
Formslab
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    British Museum
An oval seal; the above dimensions assume (as Fleet did) that the lithograph in #Wilson_1836 is a 1:1 copy. The upper part, about one third, shows a bull decorated with a garland and walking to the proper right; there is an umbrella above it. In front of the bull walks a man carrying an axe and a standard with a cakra on top; his face is turned back toward the bull. Behind the bull another man…
Materialsstone, unspecified
Formnatural rock
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    lost
This fragment had been converted into a satī stone. The remaining inscription is "on one side". No further details are reported.
Materialsstone, unspecified
Formarchitectural block
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown
The pillars were originally erected as two pairs; members of each pair are about 7.5 metres from one another, while the distance between the pairs is about 23 metres. It is not clear whether Altekar discovered the foundation of the lost fourth pillar, or if he merely thinks there were originally two pairs. Altekar does not specify which pillar bears which inscription. Two of the three largely…
Materialsclay, terracotta
Formplaque
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Kotah
The pillars were originally erected as two pairs; members of each pair are about 7.5 metres from one another, while the distance between the pairs is about 23 metres. It is not clear whether Altekar discovered the foundation of the lost fourth pillar, or if he merely thinks there were originally two pairs. Altekar does not specify which pillar bears which inscription. Two of the three largely…
Materialsstone, unspecified
Formfragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Kotah
No description available except that it is a sacrificial pillar bearing "a general resemblance" to %OB00122, %OB00123 and %OB00124.
Materialsstone, sandstone
Formslab
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown
The pillars were originally erected as two pairs; members of each pair are about 7.5 metres from one another, while the distance between the pairs is about 23 metres. It is not clear whether Altekar discovered the foundation of the lost fourth pillar, or if he merely thinks there were originally two pairs. Altekar does not specify which pillar bears which inscription. Two of the three largely…
Materialsstone, unspecified
Formpillar, sacrificial
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Kotah
A single copper plate inscribed on both sides. The proper right side (verso) of the plate bulges outward in the middle, where a seal was likely attached.
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Baigram
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Baigram
    Date
    1930
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Gauḍa Research Society, Howrah
    Date
    1983
A single plate (probably the third of an original set of four or five), inscribed on both faces.  All other components of the set are lost. The shorter edges bulge, so the longer dimension is 19 cm in the centre, but only 18.4 cm at the edges. The plate has no rims. The hole (0.9 cm in diameter) for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and perhaps about 2.5…
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Patna Museum
A set of five plates, two of which (here numbered Plates 4 and 5, %OB00162g and %OB00162h) carry no inscription at all. The first and last of the remaining three are inscribed only on the inner side, the second on both faces. Their surface is flat, without raised rims. The hole for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally 3.2 cm from the edge. The…
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formseal of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown
The ends of the connecting ring are flattened to overlap and secured by a rivet.
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
The band is attached to the seal with the same rivet that secures the overlapping ends of the band. Its dimensions are not reported.
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
The seal is a flat disc. Its surface is entirely blank, bearing neither an emblem nor an inscription. It is attached to the seal band by a rivet. No dimensions other than diameter reported.
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
A plate inscribed only on the verso. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. The hole for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally 3.2 cm from the edge. The dimensions of the plates in the set vary slightly, but are not reported individually, only as a range. This plate is slightly hourglass-shaped, being narrower at the middle of the longer…
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
A plate inscribed on both sides. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. The hole for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally 3.2 cm from the edge. The dimensions of the plates in the set vary slightly, but are not reported individually, only as a range. This plate is slightly hourglass-shaped, being narrower at the middle of the longer dimension…
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
A plate inscribed only on the recto. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. The hole for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally 3.2 cm from the edge. The dimensions of the plates in the set vary slightly, but are not reported individually, only as a range. This plate is a reasonably straight rectangle, not as bowtie-shaped as plates 1 and 2,…
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate set
Event History
A plate bearing no inscription. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. The hole for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally 3.2 cm from the edge. The dimensions of the plates in the set vary slightly, but are not reported individually, only as a range.
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History