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

This Lead token found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen F.8. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter12.7 mm
Thickness2.5 mm
Weight1.96 gms
MintRuhuna
OBRW_F8_OBVERSE OBRW_F8_REVERSE

Obverse : Elephant striding to right with trunk up
Reverse : Horse standing to right with head front.

OBRW_F8_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 400 dpi.
It was obtained in 2016 May from Lalith Raddella in Colombo who had purchased a selection from Raja Wickramasinghe.