[INDOLOGY] first Sanskrit inscription ever published?

Stefan Baums baums at lmu.de
Fri Feb 15 08:44:21 UTC 2019

Dear friends and colleagues,

there is also

   Swinton, John. 1757. “Some Remarks on a Parthian Coin with a
   Greek and Parthian Legend, Never Before Published.”
   Philosophical Transactions 50: 175–188


The non‐Greek legend on the coin in question is actually in
Gāndhārī (so maybe not exactly what Arlo was looking for), and
Swinton’s attempt at decipherment goes astray. Quite interesting,
though, as an earlier example of the nineteenth‐century
decipherment efforts of Prinsep and others.

All best,

Stefan Baums, Ph.D.
Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie
Ludwig‐Maximilians‐Universität München

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