Karen Copper Plate

Karen Copper Plate

In 1872, Alonzo Bunker published a brief report “On a Karen Inscription-Plate” in the Journal of the American Oriental Society 10 (1872 – 1880): 172-176, in which he included the following drawings of the inscriptions on the front and back of the copper plate. The inscription could not be read, but was thought to recount the founding of the Karen nation of northeast India or to establish the claims to power of its king.

Karen Plates