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

This struck Elephant and Svastika coins are recent finds at Akurugoda near Tissmaharama in south east Lanka and thin. p>
SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyCopper
TypeCast
Diameter10.0 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight0.55 gms
ShapeHexagon?
DieAxis-90°
OBRW_H22_ele+sva_struck_obverse OBRW_H22_ele+sva_struck_reverse
Obverse : Elephant standing left with trunk down in line square.
Reverse : The railed Svastika revolving right.

This coin found in Akurugoda is Plate Specimen H.22 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 600 dpi. It is from part of Lalith Raddella's collection I purchased in 2016 December. He had purchased a selection from Raja Wickramasinghe.