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

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
Diameter15.2 mm
Thickness1.5 mm
Weight1.76 gms
MintRuhuna
RW_X6_OBVERSE RW_X6_REVERSE

Obverse : Leopard prancing to right.
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - around dot at center

RW says Lion but looks more like a Leopard.

Click here for longer discussion of items from Ancient Ruhuna.

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.