Year Era Month Day
C.E. Ruler Dynasty
Owner/donor Donor status
Subject School Type relic establishment
Medium bronze Findspot Shah‐ji‐ki‐Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Last known location Peshawar Museum, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (2848)
Editions Marshall 1909, 1056–61; Konow 1929, 135–7; Mukherjee 1964; Fussman 1987, 78–9; Sadakata 1998, 26–9; Falk 2002.3; Falk 2008.7; Baums 2012, 246 (no. 45) Other refs. Smith 1911, 356, 358–60; Majumdar 1924, 20 no. 60; Burrow 1944, 13–6; Bailey 1946, 768; Thomas 1946, 307; Tarn 1951, 355, 392; Brough 1961, 529; Organ 1964, 50; Krishan 1964, 108–9; Shizutani 1965, 133, 144 (no. 1775); Bivar 1966, 60; Myer 1966; Dobbins 1968.2, 155–61; Dobbins 1971, 24–32; Kumar 1973, 253; Njammasch 1974, 285–6; Czuma 1985, 30, 32–4; Tissot 1985, fig. 88; Fussman 1986–87, 532; Mitterwallner 1987, 215, 219, 239; Rhi 1991, 111; Tsukamoto 1996, 993–4; Kuwayama 1997, 2–3; Rhie 1999; Kurita 2003, II 263; Errington 2005; Brown 2006, 184, 201; Fussman 2006, 486–7; Luczanits 2008, 190; Samad 2008, 191; Silk 2008, 95–6; Falk 2008.4, 262; Cambon 2010, 85; Neelis 2011, 241, 237; Salomon 2011, 168–9; Jongeward 2012.2, 82; Asher 2012; Jongeward 2012.3, 277 (no. 253); Jongeward 2012, 46; Falk 2014–15, 143; Sehrai+ 2016, 28; Salomon 2017, 75; Baums 2018.4, 54, 65; Skilling 2018, 9
Comments Earlier readings: Marshall 1909, Konow 1929, Mukherjee 1964, Fussman 1987, Falk 2002, Falk 2008, Baums 2012
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2. Kaniṣ[kapu]re ṇagare [a]yaṃ gaṃdha[ka]raṃḍe + t. (*mahara)jasa Kaṇi‐

4. ṣkasa vihare Mahasenasa Saṃgharakṣitasa agiśalanavakarmiana

3. deyadharme sarvasatvana hitasuhartha bhavatu

1. acaryana Sarvastivatina pratigrahe

Source: Baums 2012
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