• The Zotero library underlying the CEToM bibliography is now public and can be viewed here.
  • We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Thomas Oberlies and Pratik Rumde from the Seminar für Indologie und Tibetologie of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen for providing our project with scans of the nachlass of Wilhelm Siegling. The nachlass includes letters to and from Siegling throughout his career that are of great importance to the history of the field of Tocharian studies. This material will be published on CEToM, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters, in the course of 2024.


Work in progress

IOL Toch 543

Known as:IOL Toch 543; D 184
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot; Hannes A. Fellner. "IOL Toch 543". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 02 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot; Hannes A. Fellner


Main find spot:Unknown
Collection:British Library (London)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:5


Images from by courtesy of the International Dunhuang Project and the British Library.


a1/// ·y· – – – ·n· – – ///
a2/// lye ṅkaṃ [tsa] nke tsi¯ ¯śä sa l· – – ///
a3/// [k]au na : po nta śa sta rmaṃ tsa ta rne ne ///
a4/// sā rmeṃ s[th]ā ·i[¯] – ·[ā] ṅ[k]a ·eṃ – ·ai ·[e] ///
a5/// ñu wce pi ·[e] ///
b1/// [ṣ]ṣ· ñca ntse ///
b2/// pe lai kne [k]ulyp· l· ·r· ·t· – ///
b3/// – tsi ke tā ñme kre nte tswai yai ṣe ///
b4/// ·[k]· kre ncä 10 8 ṣe me ske l·a m·a ///
b5/// [l]yi – – – l·ā ··ṃ – ///


Xx a1/// ·y· – – – ·n· – – /// a2/// …lyeṅkäṃtsä nketsiś säl· – – /// a3/// …kauna :
18d ponta śastarmaṃtsä tarnene /// a4/// sārmeṃ sthā·i – ·āṅkä ·eṃ – ·ai ·e /// a5/// ñu wcepi ·e /// b1/// …ṣṣ(e)ñcantse /// b2/// pelaikne kulyp(e)l(e) (k)r(en)t(ä) – /// b3/// – tsi ket āñme krent etswai yai ṣe /// b4/// ·k· krencä 10-8
ṣemeske l·am·a ··///
b5 /// lyi – – – l·ā ··ṃ – ///


Online access

IDP: IOL Toch 543


Peyrot 2007a: №543



“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d.

Peyrot 2007a

Peyrot, Michaël. 2007a. “An edition of the Tocharian fragments IOL Toch 1 – IOL Toch 822 in the India Office Library.” International Dunhuang Project.