Century 3rd BCE to 1st CE - Lanka
Ruhuna - Elephant and Svastika - Cast

The cast Elephant and Svastika coins are recent finds at Akurugoda near Tissmaharama in south east Lanka and are thick and rough casts. p>
SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyCopper
TypeCast
Diameter14.6 mm
Thickness2.4 mm
Weight1.98 gms
Shaperound
DieAxis-90°
OBRW_H19_ele+sva_cast_obverse OBRW_H19_ele+sva_cast_reverse
Obverse : Elephant standing right with trunk down in line square within dot circle (partly visible).
Reverse : The railed Svastika revolving right in line square within dot circle (partly visible).

This coin found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen H.19 in cataloged in 1999 by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe in the book Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited . Click here for longer discussion and links to other Plate Specimens from this book in this collection.

The coin was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 400 dpi. It is from part of Lalith Raddella's collection I purchased in 2016 December. He had purchased a selection from Raja Wickramasinghe.