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

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen F.2. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

Diameter17.6 mm
Thickness1.8 mm
Weight2.33 gms

Obverse : Female Figure running to left with left arm extended back and right arm raised with indistict item in hand.
Reverse : Symbols and/or indistict Legend in Brahmi


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.

Plate Image of F2 in OBRW and size matches specimen. But Line Drawing and Weight of 2.33 grams does not match published Weight of 3.30 grams.