Century 3rd BCE to 1st CE - Lanka
Lead Token with Female and Elephant

This Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen A.10. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter18.0 mm
Thickness2.6 mm
Weight3.04 gms
MintRuhuna
OBRW_F1_OBVERSE OBRW_F1_REVERSE

Obverse : Figure standing facing left right leg bent forward. Right arm on hip, left arm with mirror? in hand held up to face.
Reverse : Tusked Elephant facing right.

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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.

A modern Replica of this lead token is documented.