The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 236

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
Inscriptions
  1. Single plate, 15 lines on recto and 10 lines on verso.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

A single plate belonging to a set of probably three, probably including two of %OB00146, %OB00147 and %OB00148. A hole 1.3 cm in diameter, about 5 cm from the centre of the left-hand edge, served for a ring to bind the plate together with its siblings. The ring and the presumably attached seal are lost.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate belonging to a set of probably three, probably including two of %OB00145, %OB00147 and %OB00148. A hole 1.3 cm in diameter, about 5 cm from the centre of the left-hand edge, served for a ring to bind the plate together with its siblings. The ring and the presumably attached seal are lost.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate belonging to a set of probably three, probably including two of %OB00145, %OB00146 and %OB00148. A hole 1.3 cm in diameter, about 5 cm from the centre of the left-hand edge, served for a ring to bind the plate together with its siblings. The ring and the presumably attached seal are lost.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formring of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate belonging to a set of probably three, probably including two of %OB00145, %OB00146 and %OB00147. A hole 1.3 cm in diameter, about 5 cm from the centre of the left-hand edge, served for a ring to bind the plate together with its siblings. The ring and the presumably attached seal are lost.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formseal of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

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.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Uccakalpa
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Betul
    Date
    1905
  • Event Type
    Stored
Inscriptions
  1. Dimensions estimated from plate size. 14 lines on the first plate, 15 on the second. Well preserved except for a hole around the middle of the last line of the second plate.

An oval seal, pointed at the top and bottom. It is surrounded by a raised rim about 2 cm wide on average and 0.9 cm high. The back has two knobs about 1 cm in diameter, probably serving to attach the seal to another object such as a copper plate. It is an alloy consisting of copper, silver and gold, about 63, 36 and 0.4 percent respectively.

Materialsmetal, billon
Formseal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bhitarī
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bhitarī
    Date
    before 1886
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Government Museum, Lakhnau
    Date
    1980
Inscriptions
  1. 8 lines of text, fully preserved. Campus size estimated from photo.

This is a 20th-century iron copy of an original set of three copper plates. The first is inscribed only on the inner side, the second and third on both faces (3 verso is only partly filled). No measurements have been reported. They probably have no raised rims.

Materialsmetal, iron
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Birla Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute, Hyderabad

The ends of the ring are soldered to the seal. The face of the seal is circular, and is inscribed along the circumference. No further details are reported.

Materialsmetal, iron
Formplate
Event History

A Buddhist statue, no further details reported. The inscription is on the pedestal.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Imperial Museum, Calcutta