Collection British Library Maintainer Published
Contents NirdL2 Parallels Scribes BLS04
Frame 17 Fragment 7 Other ID J4.3
Type Date 1‒100 Basis for date content, paleography
Medium Birch bark Findspot Hadda (Afghanistan) or Swat (Pakistan)? Last known location British Library, London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm) Lines (r) 10 Lines (v) 4
Editions Baums 2009 Other refs. Salomon 1999; Baums 2014.2; Baums 2014.4, 184, 203, 207
Comments Text based on Baums 2009 (SB, 2009).

Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhāra: The British Library Kharoṣṭhī Fragments
A Gāndhārī Commentary on Early Buddhist Verses: British Library Kharoṣṭhī Fragments 7, 9, 13 and 18
Birch Bark from Gandhāra: The Discovery of Writing in Buddhist Monasteries
Gandhāran Scrolls: Rediscovering an Ancient Manuscript Type
A

Aa1. (1) a[p]ramata s[pa]divata sutro tatra ṇideśo apramado baho­pragaro [ñadav]‍(*o) [kame]ṣu a [pa] .[o] va ja ṇa aprama///(*do)

Aa2. + + /// ? vuca[d]‍(*i) ? + ? da cito na d[o] ? ri a [ṣ]. ? [go] aprama[to] viharadi · apramado aśukra[ṇa dhama]///(*ṇa)

Aa3. + /// a ri ca ṇa + + ? ? ṇa · apramado vuc[a]d[i] ma g. ? ca · a ? da ga r[o] d[a] · apramado · yasa vu[ca]///(*di)

Aa4. + + /// ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? + + + + + + + + + + ? [t]. [do a]. [v]. [di] /// + + + + + + + + + + + +

Ca1. /// + + + + + + + + + + + ? ? ///

Ca2. /// d[i] śa [ṇo] ? ? ? [vo] · bhuda­k(*oḍ)‍[i] tasa ? ///

Ca3. /// ṇ. [ri] bh. [t]. ? ? ? ? ///

Da1. /// bhagavado tasagadasa ? ? ? ? [b]u[dha] ? ? ///

Da2. /// [sa] śa[sto deva­maṇu]śaṇa budh[o] ? ///

Da3. /// ? ? ///

B

Eb1. /// ṇ[u] dha [vo] samasikadho ? ///

Eb2. /// + + + + + + + + + + + ṇ. ṇa ? ? ///

Fb1. /// ? [yo] ? ? ///

Fb2. /// ? ? ? ? ///

Source: Stefan Baums


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