Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is a pictograph of four counting rods. It is the numeral four.


Sample Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-331 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 84: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Comment:

It is important to distinguish this symbol from the four, full character length, lines that depict two adjacent road lanes.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1019: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.