Century 3rd BCE to 1st CE - Lanka
Inscribed Lead Token in shape of Fish

This Inscribed Lead token in shape of fish found in Akurugoda is similer to Plate Specimen A.43. illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Size23.0x9.0 mm
Thickness3.8 mm
Weight2.90 gms
MintRuhuna
RW_a43_OBVERSE RW_a43_REVERSE

Obverse : Detailed features of fish such as mouth, eye, gills, fins and split tail are clearly visible. Anticlockwise Swastika on body.
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi on body of fish shape.

OBRW_a43_drawing

The weight shape and and size is about the same as A43 but the Brahami legend appears different to that published for A43.

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.