Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

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


Illustrative Text Reference:

Khirsara: Rectangular Seal: Krs-1 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 357: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 2577: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.