Bhattiprolu — 100 BC, India

Bhattiprolu "ka"

Bhattiprolu is a very close variant of Brahmi script.  Some inscriptions were found at a site in Andhra Pradesh — on the Eastern coast of India, a bit south of the north-south center line but not yet at the southern tip of India — in 1870 AD.

The site was a stupa, which originally was a monument to house remains of the Buddha.  Nine inscriptions in the Bhattiprolu script were found in the original excavation and a later (1969 AD) excavation, with an important set of glyphs on the Buddha’s urn.  Most were in Prakrit, which is a vernacular form of Sanskrit, but three had some words in the Telugu language.

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