Taxila Copper Plate Inscription

Written by Alok Mohan on May 22, 2022. Posted in Uncategorized

#Taxila #Copper #Plate #Inscription of Patika Year 78(21AD)
Provenance: Thupkia near #Taxila, Rawalpindi District, West Panjab.
Script: Kharoshthi.
Language: North Western (Gandharian) #Prakrit

This Taxila copper-plate inscription is a notable archaeological artifact found in the area of Gandhara.
The copper plate is dated to a period between the 1st century BCE and the 1st century CE. It bears an imprecise date: the 5th day of the month of Panemos, in the year 78 of king Moga. The inscription may be related to the establishment of a Maues era and
relates the dedication of a relic of Buddha. the Buddha Shakyamuni  which means Master of the Shakas to a Buddhist monastery by the Indo Scythian ruler Patika Kusulaka son of Liaka Kusulaka.
This inscription is significant in that it documents the fact that Indo-Scythians practiced the Buddhist faith. It is also famous for mentioning Patika Kusulaka, who also appears as a “Great Satrap” in the Mathura Lion Capital Inscription.

English Translation
In the Seventy eighth year
(78), In the reign of the great king, the great Moga, on the Fifth day of the month Panama. On the luner day as specified above. The name of Kshatrapa and Chukhsa is Liaka Kusulaka and his son is Patika.
In the city of takshashila, towards the north, the eastern, or an extensive area bears the name kshema. In this region, Patika establishes, (hitherto) unestablished relic of divine Sakyamuni, and a monastery, for the worship of all Buddhas – Worshipping his mother and father, for the increase of duration of life and power of Satrapa, together with his sons and wives – – honouring his brothers, all his relatives and neighbours. The lord of this great donation is Patika, together with the preceptor Rohinimitra, who is the officer incharge of new constructions in this monestry.
To Patika Kshtrapa. From Liaka

References: Dowson J.R.A.S XX, pp.221 ff.
Bhagwan Lal Indrajit
ibid 1894 pp. 551 ff. Buhler, Ep. Ind. IV, pp.55f,
Konow, C.I.I, II, Pt-I, page 23 ff.. Pl.V D.C. Sircar, Sel.Inss,I, Page 124-25
S S I, pp. 12-25.
From the facsimile in Ep.Ind, IV,. page 56.
The Macedonian, month, Panemos, marks the period covered by
the month of July in Christian calender it falls during the indian months, Ashadha and Sravana

1. Buhler believes that the reading
no doubt was “natiga” (bam) dhavasa. But the phrase natiga-dhavasa as it is, stands for jnatiga-adhavasa, wherein adhivasa means “A neighbour”.
2. Buher: “Mahadanapati-patikasan”
translates it into
“The victory of the great gift lord Patika” is described by Rohinimitra
3. Named Maues in his greek coin legends
4. Macedonian month Panemos
and Tansiates?
5. Acording to the buddhist faith, there were many Buddha’s before Gautama Buddha and there will be one in future

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