Year 134 Era Azes Month Śrāvaṇa Day 23
C.E. 86/87 Ruler Dynasty
Owner/donor Donor status
Subject School Type relic establishment
Medium copper Findspot Kalawan, Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan Last known location National Museum, New Delhi, Delhi, India (8788 KW 31‐289/1)
Editions Konow 1931–2; Konow 1932; Sircar 1965.2, 131–2; Salomon 1998, 269–70; Baums 2012, 236 (no. 29) Other refs. Bailey 1946, 768; Marshall 1951, I 327–328; Shizutani 1965, 132, 137 (no. 1745), 148; Kumar 1973, 242; Ghosal 1981.3; Pingree 1982, 356–7; Gupta 1985, 77 (no. 109); Tsukamoto 1996, 971–2; Falk 2001.3, 97; Agostini 2002, 69; Falk 2003, 71, 78; Fussman 2004, 241–3; Salomon Forthcoming.2, 272; Ruegg 2005, 3–10; Mac Dowall 2007, 107–8; Jongeward 2012, 73; Jongeward 2012.3, 271 (no. 192); Falk 2012.2, 57; Salomon 2012.2, 165, 171, 179, 187, 192, 194; Baums 2018.4, 61–2, 66
Comments Earlier readings: Konow 1931–32, Konow 1932, Salomon 1998, Baums 2012
Kalawan Copper‐Plate Inscription of the Year 134
Kalawān Copper‐Plate Inscription of the Year 134
Gāndhārī
Taxila: An Illustrated Account of Archaeological Excavations Carried out at Taxila under the Orders of the Government of India between the Years 1913 and 1934
Select Inscriptions Bearing on Indian History and Civilization, Volume I: From the Sixth Century B.C. to the Sixth Century A.D.
Indo bukkyō himei mokuroku: Guputa jidai izen no bukkyō himei
The Early Kuṣāṇas (a History of the Rise and Progress of the Kuṣāṇa Power under the Early Kuṣāṇa Rulers – from Kujula Kadphises to Vāsudeva)
The Kalawān Copper‐Plate Inscription
A Note on the Calendars Used in Early Indian Inscriptions
Masterpieces from the National Museum Collection
Indo bukkyō himei no kenkyū
Indian Epigraphy: A Guide to the Study of Inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and the Other Indo‐Aryan Languages
Written Language and Literacy
Indian Views of the Buddhist Laity: Precepts and Upāsaka Status
Five New Kharoṣṭhī Donation Records from Gandhāra
Review: Behrendt 2004
The Name of Taxila: Greek Τάξιλα, Gāndhārī Takṣaïla, Sanskrit Takṣaśilā, Pali Takkasilā
The Kalawān Copper‐Plate Inscription: Early Evidence for Mahāyāna‐Type Thinking?
The Eras of Demetrius, Eucratides and Azes
Catalog and Revised Texts and Translations of Gandharan Reliquary Inscriptions
Survey of Gandharan Reliquaries
Appendix – Tables of Gandharan Reliquaries
“Buddhist” Metalware from Gandhara
Gandharan Reliquary Inscriptions
A Framework for Gandhāran Chronology Based on Relic Inscriptions

1. saṃvatsaraye 1 100 20 10 4 Ajasa Śravaṇasa masasa divase treviśe 20 1 1 1 imeṇa kṣuṇeṇa Caṃdrabhi uasia

2. Dhraṃmasa grahavatisa dhita Bhadravalasa bhaya Chaḍaśilae śarira praïstaveti gahathu‐

3. bami sadha bhraduṇa Ṇaṃdivaḍhaṇeṇa grahavatiṇa sadha putrehi Śameṇa Saïteṇa ca dhituṇa ca

4. Dhramae sadha ṣ̄uṣaehi Rajae Idrae ya sadha Jivaṇaṃdiṇa Śamaputr[e]ṇa ayarieṇa ya Sa[rva]sti‐

5. vaaṇa parigrahe raṭhaṇikamo puyaïta sarva[sva]tvaṇa puyae ṇivaṇasa pratiae hotu

Source: Baums 2012
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