• 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

THT 430.b-e

Known as:THT 430.b-e; THT 430; pencil no. 2397
Cite this page as:"THT 430.b-e". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 25 Feb. 2024).


Main find spot:Murtuq
Expedition code:T III M 146
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:History of Buddhist scholarship
Passage:Yurpāṣka Monastery
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:History


Manuscript:THT 430
Leaf number:– 10-5, – 10-8
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:(4)


Images from by courtesy of the International Dunhuang Project Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Orientabteilung.


lf1(–) 10 8
a3|| yu rpā ṣkai yne ///
a4• ñweṃ ka ri ś[k]e¯ – ///
b1/// treṃ wi nā ṣñe pa tti tsts[a] pi tw[ā¯] [¯t] ///
b2wī nā ssī •


a3 ॥ yurpāṣkaiyne ///
a4 • ñweṃ kariśke – ///
b1 /// treṃ wināṣñe pattitstsa pitwāt ///
b2 wīnāssī



Four small fragments belonging to the same manuscript as THT 430, partly edited apud no. 430 in Sieg and Siegling 1953: 286. Fragm. b comes from the middle of a leaf, fragm.s c, d, and e from the left part with the left margin preserved; only an unreadble part of the leaf number is preserved on fragm. d, fragm. c shows (–)[1]5 and fragm. e (–)18.


Online access

IDP: THT 430b, THT 430c, THT 430d, THT 430e; TITUS: THT 430


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 286



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

Sieg and Siegling 1953

Sieg, Emil, and Wilhelm Siegling. 1953. Tocharische Sprachreste. Sprache B, Heft 2. Fragmente Nr. 71-633. Edited by Werner Thomas. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.


Gippert, Jost, Katharina Kupfer, Christiane Schaefer, and Tatsushi Tamai. n.d. “Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”