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

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen A.40. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Size13.3x15.5 mm
Thickness2.5 mm
Weight2.51 gms
MintRuhuna
OBRW_A40_OBVERSE OBRW_A40_REVERSE

Obverse : Raised Tortoise in middle filling square token.
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - ta ni ko(na?) ka ti

OBRW_A40_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 400 dpi.
It was obtained in 2016 May from Lalith Raddella in Colombo who had purchased a selection from Raja Wickramasinghe.