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

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen A.22. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter14.5 mm
Thickness1.3 mm
Weight1.87 gms
MintRuhuna
OBRW_A22_OBVERSE OBRW_A22_REVERSE

Obverse : Deer standing to right, anklers(?) long legs, stubby tail. Indistict symbol above to left.
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - ga .. ka la pu ta ha

OBRW_A22_drawing

Obv: Described in OBRW as a Maneless lion, looks more like a Deer as the legs are long relative to body. The square like symbol above is not connected to the stubby tail.

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.