# 11

This number is a prime.

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The smallest number of a finite set of numbers inscribed on the faces of a Mughal gold
box in the shape of an icosahedron: 11, 20, 21, 31, 41,
51, 61, 71, 81, 91, 101, 201, 202, 301, 401, 501, 601, 701,
801, and 901. An accompanying manuscript note records that
the box was
found in Tipu Sultan's treasury, after the fall of
Seringapatam (India) in 1799. Some research
has been devoted to the interpretation of the 20 Arabic
numerals of this box, which at first appeared to be
unrelated. Among the 11 composite numbers of this list,
what's the smallest? [Capelle]
Submitted: 2009-07-18 06:17:20; Last Modified: 2014-07-20 22:48:28.

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