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Khmer High Court Inscription (1st Plate) (L.B. 2)  
Name Khmer High Court Inscription (1st Plate) (L.B. 2)  (Thai version)
Script Old Khmer
Date 1568 B.E.
Language Khmer
Face/Line 1 faces ; contains 29 lines of writing
Material stone
Form quadrilateral stele
Size 30 cm. width ; 130 cm. height ; 17 cm. thick
Found at High Court, Mueang District, Lop Buri Province
Exhibited Phra Nakhon Nationnal Museum, Bangkok Metropolis
Description The inscription goes that in the year 944 and 947 of the Śaka era (1565 B.E. and 1568 B.E.) King Suryavarman 1st had a ‘fondness’ for asking monks and nuns in Mahāyāna and ascetics (Brahmans) to offer their own “penance”, the merit accumulated from practicing precepts and chanting prayers, to the king for his long life, and banned anyone and or any animals to disturb these monks, nuns and ascetics while they were in their monasteries.
Reference Edited by : The Inscriptions in Thailand Database Project  Staffs (2555B.E.), SAC, from :
1) Georges Coedes, “20nd Plate, Khmer inscription at High Court (1st Stele),” in Recueil des inscriptions du Siam : deuxieme partie : inscriptions de Dvaravati, de Crivijaya et de Lavo ([Bankok] : The Phiphatthanakon Press, 2472), 25-27 (in Thai).
2)Georges Coedes, “19th Plate, Khmer inscription at High Court,” translated by Mom Chao Suphatthradit Ditsakun and Cham Thongkhamwan  in The collection of inscriptions in Thailand part 2 : the inscriptions from Dvaravati, Crivijaya and Lavo (Phra Nakhon : The Fine Arts Department, FAD, 2504), 12-14 (in Thai).
3) Georges Coedes, “Khmer High Court Inscription (1st Plate),” translated by Mom Chao Suphatthradit Ditsakun and Cham Thongkhamwan in The Inscriptions in Thailand volume 3 : Khom Script, 15th-16th Buddhist century (Bangkok : The National Library of Thailand, NLT, 2529), 159-163 (in Thai).
Illustrations Rubbing inscription picture from : Department of Oriental Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, 2545 (Record Number : CD; INS-TH-19, File Name; LB_010)

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