Contemporary artifacts of Sangam age from North West and central India

The inscription of Patika from Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan resembles inscription on Sangam clay tablets. The Patika inscription is written in Kharoshti, a script related to Aramaic!

To view inscription on copper plates that belong to 1st century BC - 1st century AD click here....


Most interestingly the techniques used by Sangam artisans on golden rings resemble the Bloodstone seals of Afghanistan, 1st-2nd century AD.

To view Bactrian embossing technique click here ....


Siver coins of Azilia of Mid-1st century BC have motivs such as Gaja Lakshmi, that are common in the South India as well.

....Click here to see coins of Gupta period and earlier times!


Terracotta the common manís vehicle of history reveals many things! Bactrium artifacts show close resemblance to Sangam artifacts. A Bactrian terracotta resembles Hellenistic style giving further clues to ancient connections!

Click here to see the Bactrian beauty!....


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British Museum, London
Digitization:Dr.N.Kannan
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