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

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen E.11 illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

Diameter22.3 mm
Thickness2.5 mm
Weight6.58 gms

Obverse : Within a partly visible dotted Border a lion prancing to right.
Reverse : Indistinct Legend in Brahmi between two plain rings, around a floral design with Eight petals with Eight dots between them and a large dot within plain circle at center.


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.