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

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen A.38. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited . The obverse image of token was also used on the cover page of this book.

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter19.3 mm
Thickness2.1 mm
Weight4.67 gms
MintRuhuna
OBRW_A38_OBVERSE OBRW_A38_REVERSE

Obverse : Floral design of six petals, and another six petals behind conected to central dot.
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - si jha ta pu ta ti sa ha

OBRW_A38_drawing

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 300 dpi.
It was obtained in 2016 May from Lalith Raddella in Colombo who had purchased a selection from Raja Wickramasinghe.