Plate Specimens from OBRW
Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilisation
Re-visited.

The ancient kingdom of Ruhuna in south-East Sri Lanka, was an important historical site, and has yielded many ancient artifacts including coins over the 1980-2000 decades.

Some of these finds have been published in catalog Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilisation Re-visited.
Numismatic and Archaeological evidence on Inland and Maritime trade.
by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah M. Wickramasinhe.
1999, Nugegoda, SriLanka.
145p 43 plates (2 in color) : 30 cm

Please read reviews of this book in Sunday Times and by Jan Lingen in ONS.

Linked below 46 Plate Specimens in LakdivaCoins.

  * Inscribed Brahami Token A3 Elephant
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A5 Elephant
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A6 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A7 Lizard
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A9 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A10 Shark
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A13 Horse
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A14 Radial
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A17 Cock
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A18 Elephant
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A19 Tortoise
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A20 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A22 Deer
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A23 Ffish
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.26 Wheels.
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A27 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A30 Figure
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A37 Cross
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A38 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A39 Symbol
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A40 Tortoise

  * Inscribed Brahami Coin E5 Lion Swastika
  * Inscribed Brahami Token E11 Lion Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token E12 Deer
  * Inscribed Brahami Token E18 Elephant Sriwatsa
  * Inscribed Brahami Token E.22 Elephant
  * Uninscribed Shape E.30 Tortoise.

  * Uninscribed Token F1 Female - Elephant
  * Uninscribed Token F2 Figure -
  * Uninscribed Token F4 Elephant Floral
  * Uninscribed Token F8 Elephant Horse
  * Uninscribed Token F13 Horse Floral

  * Multi Elephant & Swastika coin H1 Cast Double Pana
  * Multi Elephant & Swastika coin H7 Struck Pana

  * Tree & Swastika coin H11 Cast Quarter Pana
  * Tree & Swastika coin H14 Cast Half Pana

  * Elephant & Swastika coin H19 Cast Quarter Pana
  * Elephant & Swastika coin H22 Struck Sixteenth Pana

  * Lakshmi plaque H.76 series 2.

  * Roman bronzes including Indo-Roman found in Ruhuna, Lanka.

Please help Identify these G.25 G.30 G.46 G.50 G.52 G.56 and six more coins

  * Lead object M2 Conch
  * Lead object M5 Bead

See also the LakdivaCoins 2001 Collection from site.