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

This Inscribed Lead token found in Akurugoda from the collection of Raja Wickramsinghe who published in 1999 book with Osmund Bopearachchi titled Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter18.2 mm
Thickness3.2 mm
Weight4.43 gms
MintRuhuna
RW_X21_OBVERSE RW_X21_REVERSE

Obverse : A group of Three elephants facing left, forward and right
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - between raised rim and circle around flower with Ten petals attached to large dot at center

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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.