Collection British Library Maintainer Published
Contents BL5A Parallels Scribes BLS08
Frame 15 Fragment 5A Other ID J4.1
Type Date 1‒100 Basis for date internal, paleography
Medium Birch bark Findspot Haḍḍa, Afghanistan ? Last known location British Library, London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm) 8.2 × 3.5 Lines (r) 4 Lines (v) blank
Editions Salomon 2000, 218–22 Other refs. Salomon 1999; Strauch 2012, 139; Baums 2014.4, 184, 212
Comments Text based on Salomon 2000 (SB, 2009).

Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhāra: The British Library Kharoṣṭhī Fragments
A Gāndhārī Version of the Rhinoceros Sūtra: British Library Kharoṣṭhī Fragment 5B
The Character of the Indian Kharoṣṭhī Script and the “Sanskrit Revolution”: A Writing System between Identity and Assimilation
Gandhāran Scrolls: Rediscovering an Ancient Manuscript Type
Recto

1. pratavati dhaṇadhaṃño kośiśpa[ra]ṃ [koś]. ? ? ? ///

2. bram̄iśparaṃ bram̄e b[r]am̄asaṇ[e ·] p(*ra)‍[tavati] ? ? ///

3. śaṃ[to] dharmotamaṃ · saga ca sa[p]‍(*u)‍[ruṣehi] ///

4. [sa]jaṇa duṭhajaṇa durjaṇa ? ? ? ///

Source: Salomon 2000


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