Year Era C.E. ?
Month Day KI# 14
Sender mahanuava maharaya Addressee cozbo Tsimaya and ṣoṭhaṃga Lýipeya Site N
Concerning [Ṣameka] Plaintiff Ruin 1
Holder Places Khotan, Calmadana, Saca, Nina, Caḍ̱ota Room i
Editions Boyer+ 1920–9, 5–6; Thomas 1934, 50–1; Lüders 1940.2, 35–6; Burrow 1940, 3–4 Other refs. Stein 1907, 387, 390; Balbir 1990.2, 27–8; Jamison 2000, 67–9; Hansen 2012, 49–50, 254–5 Stein# 16 +104
Comments BL Reference
Ancient Khotan: Detailed Report of Archaeological Explorations in Chinese Turkestan
Kharoṣṭhī Inscriptions Discovered by Sir Aurel Stein in Chinese Turkestan
Some Notes on the Kharoṣṭhī Documents from Chinese Turkestan
Zu und aus den Kharoṣṭhī‐Urkunden
A Translation of the Kharoṣṭhi Documents from Chinese Turkestan
À propos du verbe “être” à Niya
Lurching towards Ergativity: Expressions of Agency in the Niya Documents
The Silk Road: A New History
Cov. Obv.

1. cozbo Tsimaya1 ◊ ṣoṭhaṃga Lýipes̱a2 ca ◊ dadavo

Und. Obv.

1. mahanuava maharaya lihati ◊ cozbo Tsimaya ṣoṭhaṃga Lýipeya‐​

2. s̱a3 ca matra deti s̱aca4 ahono iśa Ṣameka viṃñav̱eti yatha eṣa Khotaṃnami dutiyāya gada Calmadanade

3. valag̱a ditaṃti yāva Sacaṃmi gada Sacade valag̱a ditaṃti

Cov. Rev.

1. yāva Ninaṃmi gada Ninade yāva Khotaṃnami Caḍ̱odade valag̱a dadavo hoati [yāva Kho]taṃ(*naṃmi)5 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

2. yahi eda kilamudra atra eśati praṭha yahi purvika Ninade Khotaṃnaṃmi valag̱as̱a parikreya

3. tena vidhanena s̱adha ayog̱ena dadavo yatha dharmena nic̄i kartavo

Und. Rev.

1. Ṣamekas̱a

Source: Boyer+ 1920–9


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