Century 3rd BCE to 1st CE - Lanka
Inscribed Lead Token with Radial

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen A.14. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter13.3 mm
Thickness2.2 mm
Weight2.23 gms
MintRuhuna
OBRW_A14_OBVERSE OBRW_A14_REVERSE

Obverse : Geometrical radial spoke design with 15 long spokes pointing to central hub and 15 shorter spokes in between them.
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - si va ha two more letters. Four Doys including one at center.

OBRW_A14_drawing

No outer ring to call it a wheel as in OBRW. Is it a depiction of the Sun ?

Click here for longer discussion of items from Ancient Ruhuna and links to other Plate coins from this book in the lakdiva collection.

The specimen was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 400 dpi.
It was obtained in 2016 May from Lalith Raddella in Colombo who had purchased a selection from Raja Wickramasinghe.