A square multi-symbol Pandaya dynasty copper coin from 1-2 century BCE, with Elephant standing to left and Stylised Fish Symbol with circular Counter Marked with three branched Tree symbol.
|Krishnamurthy & Wickramasinghe #4, #5|
A Catalogue of The Sangam Age Pandaya and Chola Coins In the National Museum, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Ramasubbu Krishnamurthy & Senarath Wickramasinghe p26 illustrates three coins of same type with the same counter-mark. Both with images and line drawing. Host Coin (#3) with counter-mark on lower right (#4) and on upper left (#5).
Brig. Siri Munasiha speculates if King Vattagamini Abaya after he regained his throne by defeating the the invading Damila[Pandyan] kings counter marked their coins with a Bo-Tree to authenticate its continuance as a coin in Lanka. King Vattagamini Abaya built the Abayagiri Stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
The coin was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 300dpi. ex: Raja Wickramasinghe, it is from part of Lalith Raddella's collection I purchased in 2016 December.
Text edited from
A Catalogue of The Sangam Age Pandaya and Chola Coins In the National Museum, Colombo, Sri Lanka by R. Krishnamurthy & Senarath Wickramasinghe. 2005 Department of National Museums, Colombo.