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In: Ancient Greeks West and East

Abstract

Among the Central Asian documents from the collection of N. F. Petrovsky kept in the Manuscript Collection of the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Asia, USSR Academy of Sciences, under the code SI P/65a there is a fragment of a manuscript written in Brāhmi. The fragment is a sheet of yellowish paper, 65.5 × 6 centimetres. 5.5 cm. from the left edge recto there is a circle in black ink, 2 cm. in diameter, with a hole in the centre evidently for a cord. The text is written in black ink, 4 lines on each page. The script is Upright Central Asian Calligraphic Brāhmi, the size of characters is 1 cm. (width) × 0.5 cm. (height). The spacing is 1 cm. On the left margin recto the number of the sheet is preserved - 6.

In: Indo-Iranian Journal