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plate / plaque

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1967,1018.5

  • Description

    Plate in a copper-alloy carrying a punch-marked inscription recording deposition of a Buddhist relic by one Patika, in the year 78 of Maharaja Moga; broken into three parts.

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1stC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.5 centimetres (approx)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Kharoshthi
      • Inscription Position

        across the face of the plate
      • Inscription Transliteration

        See Konow 1929, 28-29 for the transliteration.
      • Inscription Translation

        See Konow 1929, 29 for the translation
      • Inscription Comment

        The inscription refers to a gift of a relic of the Buddha to a monastery by a person called Patika, son of Liaka Kusulaka, a Shaka satrap of Chuksa near Taxila.
  • Bibliography

    • Konow 1929 pp 23-29 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    In three separate parts.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1967

  • Acquisition notes

    Presented by A A Roberts to the Royal Asiatic Society in 1862.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1967,1018.5

Plate in a copper-alloy carrying a punch-marked inscription recording deposition of a Buddhist relic by one Patika, in the year 78 of Maharaja Moga; broken into three parts.

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