Year Era Month Kārttika Day 15
C.E. Ruler Dynasty
Owner/donor Donor status
Subject School Type relic establishment
Medium stone Findspot Shinkot, Bajaur Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan Last known location unknown
Editions Majumdar 1937.2; Konow 1939–40; Sircar 1965.2, 102–6; Krishnan 1989, 115–6, 121–2; Fussman 1993, 95–111; Baums 2012, 202–203 (no. 1) Other refs. Tarn 1938, 520; Konow 1939.4; Konow 1939.3, 14; Sircar 1942; Bailey 1946, 775; Konow 1947; Tarn 1951, 520, 542; Narain 1957, 79–80, 173; Lamotte 1958, 464–5; Tucci 1958, 324; Brough 1962, 91, 95; Bengtson 1964–67, 309; Shizutani 1965, 133, 145 (no. 1778); Narain 1968.2, 237; Ghosal 1972; Pingree 1982, 355–7; Roth 1987, 301; Schopen 1987.2, 204; Lamotte 1988, 422; Fussman 1989, 459–60, 468; Tsukamoto 1996, 997–1000; Schopen 1998, 259–69; Schopen 1999, 295; Fussman 2002–2003, 858; Falk 2005.2, 347, 349–53, 355; Salomon 2005.2, 360, 362, 367, 379–80, 382, 385; Falk 2007.2, 137–8; Coloru 2009, 268; Willis 2009, 45; Salomon forthcoming, 128–9; Salomon 2011.3, 142–3; Salomon 2011.4, 387; Salomon 2012.2, 171, 187, 195–6; Jongeward 2012.2, 30; Salomon 2012.2, 165; Strauch 2012, 139–40, 148; Golzio 2012, 142; Kubica 2014, 193–4, 199; Sehrai+ 2016, 28; Baums 2018.3, 37–8; Baums 2018.4, 63–6
Comments Earlier readings: Majumdar 1937–38, Konow 1939–40, Fussman 1993, Baums 2012
The Bajaur Casket of the Reign of Menander
The Greeks in Bactria & India
A Greek Term in an Indian Inscription
Ἀναγκαῖος in an Old Indian Inscription
New Traces of the Greeks in India
A Note on the Bajaur Casket of the Reign of Menander
Gāndhārī
Note on the Bajaur Inscription of Menandros
The Greeks in Bactria & India
The Indo‐Greeks
Histoire du bouddhisme indien : des origines à l’ère śaka
Preliminary Report on an Archaeological Survey in Swāt
The Gāndhārī Dharmapada
Die Strategie in der hellenistischen Zeit: ein Beitrag zum antiken Staatsrecht
Indo bukkyō himei mokuroku: Guputa jidai izen no bukkyō himei
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The Date of Kaniṣka
Some Difficult Words and Passages in the Shinkot Steatite Casket Inscription of the Time of Menander
A Note on the Calendars Used in Early Indian Inscriptions
The Physical Presence of the Buddha and Its Representation in Buddhist Literature
Burial ‘ad sanctos’ and the Physical Presence of the Buddha in Early Indian Buddhism: A Study in the Archeology of Religions
History of Indian Buddhism from the Origins to the Śaka Era
Uṭṭaṅkita Sanskrit Vidyā Araṇya Epigraphs, Volume II: Prākṛit and Sanskrit Epigraphs: 257 B.C. to 320 A.D.
Gāndhārī écrite, gāndhārī parlée
L’Indo‐Grec Ménandre ou Paul Demiéville revisité
Indo bukkyō himei no kenkyū
Relic
The Bones of a Buddha and the Business of a Monk: Conservative Monastic Values in an Early Mahāyāna Polemical Tract
Histoire du monde indien
The Introduction of Stūpa‐Worship in Bajaur
The Indo‐Greek Era of 186/5 B.C. in a Buddhist Reliquary Inscription
Ancient Indian Eras: An Overview
Da Alessandro a Menandro: il regno greco di Battriana
Relics of the Buddha
The Fine Art of Forgery in India
Zāru Derī iseki shutsudo ibutsu no meibun
Inscriptions from the Zar Dheri Excavations
Gandharan Reliquary Inscriptions
The Buddha’s Last Days as Portrayed in Gandharan Sculpture
Gandharan Reliquary Inscriptions
The Character of the Indian Kharoṣṭhī Script and the “Sanskrit Revolution”: A Writing System between Identity and Assimilation
Zu in Gandhāra und Baktrien verwendeten Ären
Catalog and Revised Texts and Translations of Gandharan Reliquary Inscriptions
Beyond Influence: A Reflection on the History of Research on the Milindapañha with a Comparison of the Text to the Kitab al Khazari
A Brief Account on an Inscribed Relic Casket from Marjānai, Swāt
Greek or Indian? The Questions of Menander and Onomastic Patterns in Early Gandhāra
A Framework for Gandhāran Chronology Based on Relic Inscriptions

A. . . . Minedrasa maharajasa Kaṭiasa divasa 4 4 ⟪4 1 1⟫ pra[ṇasa]me[da] (*śarira bhagavato)

A¹. [Śa]‍(*kamunisa prati)‍[thavi]ta

A². praṇasame[da] (*śarira bhagava)‍[to] Śakamunisa

C1. Vijaya[mi]‍(*t)‍[r]‍(*e)‍[ṇa]

C2. pate pradithavide

D1. ime śarira palugabhuṯao na sakareaṯi tasa śariaṯi kalaḏe na śadhro na piṃḍoya ke yi pitri griṇayaṯi tasa ye patre vapomua

B. Viyakamitras̱a Apracaraj̱asa

D2. vaṣaye paṃcamaye 4 1 Veś̱ak͟hasa masasa divasa paṃcaviś̱aye iyo praṯithaviṯe Vijayamitrena Apracarajena bhag̱avatu Śakimuṇisa samasabudhasa śarira

E. Viśpilena aṇaṃkayeṇa likhiṯe

Source: Baums 2012
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