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The numerals used in the Bakhshali manuscript, dated between the 2nd century BCE and the 2nd century CE. The digits 1 to 9 in the Hindu-Arabic numeral system evolved from the Brahmi numerals. Buddhist inscriptions from around 300 BCE use the symbols which became 1, 4 and 6.

Bakhshali: The Ancient Indian Mathematical Manuscript