Century 3rd BCE to 1st CE - Lanka
Inscribed Copper coin: Lion and Swastika

This Inscribed Copper Lion and Svastika coin fragmant found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen E.5. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter19.0 mm
Thickness2.7 mm
Weight3.31 gms
MintRuhuna
OBRW_E5_REVERSE OBRW_E5_OBVERSE

Obverse : Standing Lion to right with three heap chitya below. Idistinct legend in Brahami around.
Reverse : Railed swastika revolving clockwise in middle. To left symbol.

OBRW_E5_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.