• 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.


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PK DA M 507.12

Known as:PK DA M 507.12; PK Cp 12
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "PK DA M 507.12". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 05 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Adrian Musitz


Collection:Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds Pelliot Koutchéen (Paris)

Language and Script


Text contents

Text genre:Non-literary
Text subgenre:Account


Material: on paper
Number of lines:5


a1pi¯ ¯ś kṣuṃ ntsa me ñe ṣka ste ṣka¯ ¯[s] ///
a2ya¯ ¯p wi ca ka nma 2 to – ///
a3lyī pa¯ ¯r ysā re tarya ca – – ///
a4lyī pa¯ ¯r ā ka wi ca ka – ///
a5lyī pa¯ ¯r lye kśe śwā ra ca ka – ///


a1 piś kṣuṃntsa meñe ṣkaste ṣkas ///
a2 yap wi cakanma 2 to(wä) ///
a3 lyīpär ysāre tarya ca(kanma) ///
a4 lyīpär āka wi caka(nma) ///
a5 lyīpär lyekśe śwāra caka(nma) ///


a1 In regnal year five, sixth month, six...
a2 ... barley: two piculs 2. peck(s) ///
a3 The remaining barley: three piculs ///
a4 The remaining āka-millet: two piculs ///
a5 The remaining lyekśiye-millet: four piculs ///



Ching 2010: 172-173; Pinault 1994d: 17


Ching 2010

Ching, Chao-jung. 2010. “Secular documents in Tocharian: Buddhist economy and society in the Kucha region.” PhD thesis, Paris: École Pratique des Hautes Études.

Pinault 1994d

Pinault, Georges-Jean. 1994d. “Textes économiques koutchéens.”