MATERIAL: Bronze
TYPE: Artifact
DIMENSIONS: edict: 220 x 335 mm. seal attachment 180 x 100 mm seal face: 80 x 60 mm
COMPONENTS: three-sheet bronze edict inscribed in Sanskrit with seal; four interior faces with eighteen lines of script each, one outside face with fifteen lines of script
ITEM ID: 401
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Indian Medieval Bronze Land Grant

DATE
Year: 1011
Decade: 1010s
Century: 11th (1001-1100)

A large, medieval three-sheet bronze edict, and grant made by King Tribuvanamaladeva, inscribed in Sanskrit with Imperial Seal, India, Gujarat.

The seal shows the sun and moon and the avatar or incarnation of the God Vishnu as the wild boar Varaha. The edict contains four interior faces with eighteen lines of script each, one outside face with fifteen lines of script. This document is a land grant with an inscription of 1011 A.D.

“This decree was given by His Majesty Tribhuvanamalladeva to [Nagiyachadayi] the wife of the noble [Chakravanabhatu] in this present … year nine and thirty-two after the time of the Shaka king, by number 932, on … [thirteenth], Sunday. a grant by His Majesty Tribhuvanamalladeva, the Honourable King over Kings and Crest Jewel of Kings. blessings and great prosperity.”

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Name: King Tribuvanamaladeva
Type: Author