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

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen A.39. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter21.4 mm
Thickness2.2 mm
Weight4.92 gms
MintRuhuna
OBRW_A39_OBVERSE OBRW_A39_REVERSE

Obverse : Three synbols and central dot.
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - uta ma ya ga pa ti va la pu ta (written mirrorwise)

OBRW_A39_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.