Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is a pictograph of a tally stick. The five notches on the stick mean that the unit count was five.


Sample Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-920 a: Sayid Ghulam Mustafa Shah and Asko Parpola, 1991: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 2: Page 88: Collections in Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1219: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.