Plate Specimens from OBRW
Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilisation
Re-visited.

The ancient kingdom of Ruhuna in south-East Sri Lanka, was an important historical site, and has yielded many ancient artifacts including coins over the 1980-2000 decades.

Some of these finds have been published in catalog Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilisation Re-visited.
Numismatic and Archaeological evidence on Inland and Maritime trade.
by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah M. Wickramasinhe.
1999, Nugegoda, SriLanka.
145p 43 plates (2 in color) : 30 cm

Please read reviews of this book in Sunday Times and by Jan Lingen in ONS.

Linked below 61 Plate Specimens in LakdivaCoins.

  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.3 Elephant
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.5 Elephant
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.6 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.7 Lizard
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.9 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.10 Shark
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.13 Horse
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.14 Radial
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.17 Cock
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.18 Elephant
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.19 Tortoise
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.20 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.22 Deer
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.23 Ffish
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.26 Wheels.
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.27 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.30 Figure
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.37 Cross
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.38 Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.39 Symbol
  * Inscribed Brahami Token A.40 Tortoise

  * Inscribed Brahami Coin E.5 Lion Svastika
  * Inscribed Brahami Token E.11 Lion Floral
  * Inscribed Brahami Token E.12 Deer
  * Inscribed Brahami Token E.18 Elephant Sriwatsa
  * Inscribed Brahami Token E.22 Elephant
  * Uninscribed Shape E.30 Tortoise.

  * Uninscribed Token F.1 Female - Elephant
  * Uninscribed Token F.2 Figure -
  * Uninscribed Token F.4 Elephant Floral
  * Uninscribed Token F.8 Elephant Horse
  * Uninscribed Token F.13 Horse Floral

  * Multi Elephant & Svastika coin H.1 Cast Double Pana
  * Multi Elephant & Svastika coin H.7 Struck Pana

  * Tree & Svastika coin H.11 Cast Quarter Pana
  * Tree & Svastika coin H.14 Cast Half Pana

  * Elephant & Svastika coin H.19 Cast Quarter Pana
  * Elephant & Svastika coin H.22 Struck Sixteenth Pana

  * Lady & Svastika coin H.31 Cast 1½ Pana
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.32 Cast Pana
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.34 Cast Pana
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.37 Cast Pana - Face Details
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.44 Cast ¼ Pana
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.70 Cast ¼ Pana
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.72 series 2.
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.73 series 2.
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.75 series 2.
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.76 series 2.
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.77 Cut cast Pana
  * Lady & Svastika coin H.82 Cut cast ¼ Pana

  * Roman Constantine I coin G.25 4th Brass
  * Roman Theodosius I coin G.30 4th Brass
  * Indo Roman Naimana coin G.46 3rd Brass
  * Indo Roman Naimana coin G.50 4th Brass
  * Indo Roman Naimana coin G.52 4th Brass
  * Indo Roman Naimana coin G.56 4th Brass

  * Punch Mark G&H442 coins G.71 & G.72
  * Punch Mark G&H450 coin G.75
  * Punch Mark G&H482 coin H.82

  * Lead object M.2 Conch
  * Lead object M.5 Bead

See also the LakdivaCoins 2001 Collection from site.