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

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen A.30. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

Diameter16.4 mm
Thickness1.5 mm
Weight1.84 gms

Obverse : Seated Figure, right arm on leg, left arm raised and pendent. Right leg hangs down, left leg folded on stool, a Leg of which is seen on right.
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - na ga ha


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.

A modern Replica of this lead token is documented.