The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Contents

Index

Introduction

Contents

Additions and Corrections

Images

Contents

Dr. Bhandarkar

J.F. Fleet

Prof. E. Hultzsch

Prof. F. Kielhorn

Rev. F. Kittel

H. Krishna Sastri

H. Luders

Vienna

V. Venkayya

Index

List of Plates

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27

Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

No. 8.─ MAYIDAVOLU PLATES OF SIVASKANDAVARMAN.
BY. E. HULTZSCH, PH.D. ; DRESDEN.

These copper-plates were found about the middle of 1899 by a man who was digging the soil of a field in the pâḍu or abandoned village north of Mayidavôlu. The pâḍu is about four acres in extent and contains the ruins of a small old temple. Mayidavôlu[4] is a small village 12 miles east of Narasarâvupêṭa, the head-quarters of a tâluka of the Kistna district. As good luck would have it, the find of the plates came to the notice of that zealous antiquarian, Mr. J. Ramayya, B.A., B.L., to whom epigraphy is already indebted for the Chikkulla plates (above, Vol. IV. p. 193) and the Tottaramûḍi plates (ibid. p. 318). He forwarded the plates to Mr. Venkayya, who sent me three sets of ink-impressions and the following description of the original :─ “ Eight plates and fifteen sides. The length of the plates varies from 6⅞″ to 7″. As regards the breadth, the plates are slightly narrower in the middle than at the ends ; the average may be taken as 2¼″. The plates were held together by a ring which is 3¼″ in diameter and ¼″ thick ; it has been cut by me before taking the impressions. The ends of the ring are secured in an elliptical seal which measure very nearly 1½″ X 1¼″. The seal bears in relief an animal couchant and facing the proper right─ apparently a bull, as it has a hump on its back─ and

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[4] See Mr. Sewell’s Lists of Antiquities, Vol. I. p. 72.

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