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Nalanda copper plate grant
Title Nalanda copper plate grant
Accession Number 47.51
Title2 Copper Plate Grant of king Devapala Deva
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Numismatics & Epigraphy
Object Type Numismatics and Epigraphy
Main Material Copper
Manufacturing Technique Hand Made
Artist's Nationality Indian
Country India
Provenance Nalanda, Bihar
Origin Place Nalanda, Bihar.
Patron/Dynasty Pala Dynasty
Period / Year of Work 9th Century CE
Culture Pala
Dimensions 76.3 x 42.8 cms.
Brief Description Copper Plate inscription of King Devapala deva of Bengal, throws light on the grant of five villages given by the king Devapala in the district of Rajagriha (in Patna division) for the upkeep and maintenance of monks and copying of manuscripts in the monastery built by the Sumatran king on the 21st day of Kartika in the 39 regnal year. It also mentions that the grant was given by the king on the request of Maharaja Balaputra Deva of Suvarnadvipa i.e. Sumatra.