Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Bajaur Valley
Diam. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987 (1987.142.70a,b)
Inscribed: "In the sixty-third year of the late Great King Aya [Azes], on the sixteenth day of the month Kartia [Kartika]; at this auspicious[?] time, Prince Indravarma[n], son of the King of Apraca, establishes these bodily relics of Lord Shakyamuni in a secure, deep, previously unestablished place; he produces brahma-merit together with his mother, Rukhunaka, daughter of Aji. . . . And these bodily relics, having been brought in procession from the Muryaka cave stupa, were established in a secure[?], safe, deep[?] depository, [in] the year twenty-five."