The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Gadhwa Donation 3 of the Time of Kumaragupta I, GE 98

The inscription is on the upper part of the proper right side of the slab. The first half of each line and almost all of the first line has been broken away.

Object Reference
Object URI
OB00010
Inscription URI
IN00021

Basic Metadata

Extent
10 cm width x 23 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, eastern Gupta, probably the same hand as the other inscriptions on this stone
Script size
0.8-1.2
Reigning Monarch
Kumāragupta I
Date (min)
416
Date (max)
418
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 98 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First reported in #ASIR_10:9. Edited in #Fleet_1888.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
9
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
17
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1264
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
18
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
140-141
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