Two silver phialai
PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER
Two silver phialai

GANDHARA, 1ST CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD

Details
Two silver phialai
Gandhara, 1st century BC - 1st century AD
Each a plain hammered shallow bowl rising to a slightly flared rim, with a pointillé Karoshti inscription on the exterior
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) and 7½ in. (19 cm.) diameter
416.9 g (I) and 205.1 g (II) (2)
Provenance
Private Collection, England, prior to 1979
Literature
F. Baratte, East and West: A Central Asian Silver Hoard from the Parthian Era, 2002, p. 45 and 59, fig. 28

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Lot Essay

The Karoshti inscriptions read theudama-putrasa budhalasa sa 20 4
dha 1, which means "[Property] of Buddhala, son of Theodornos, sadera
24.5, dhanea 1" (I) and bispela-putrasa budharaksidasa sa 10 1 1 1,
which means "[Property] of Buddharaksita, son of Bispela, sadera 13" (II).

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