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

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
Diameter15.0 mm
Thickness2.7 mm
Weight3.17 gms
MintRuhuna
RW_X8_OBVERSE RW_X8_REVERSE

Obverse : Auspicious symbol Matsa Yuwala
Reverse : Indistinct Legend in Brahmi -

RW had labeled it as Dolphins, but looks more like the auspicious symbol Matsa Yuwala or pair of fish

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.