Century 3rd BCE to 1st CE - Lanka
Inscribed Lead Token with Elephant & Sriwatsa

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen E.18. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited.

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter20.0 mm
Thickness2.6 mm
Weight5.07 gms
MintRuhuna
OBRW_E18_OBVERSE OBRW_E18_REVERSE

Obverse : Elephant with trunk down to left facing mountain (triangle)
Reverse : Srivasta with hood. Indistinct legend in Brahami.

OBRW_E17_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.

A modern Replica of this lead token is documented.