1st-3rd Century CE - Lanka
Lady and Svastika - Series 2

A rare cast plaque which is much wider and has elephant symbols relatively much larger on either side of Lady on obverse and a railed Svastika atop a pedestal with a ship-like shape on the reverse.

Height25.4 mm
Width21.7 mm
Thickness2.0 mm
Weight4.93 gms
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OBRW # H.73

Obverse : Lady standing with hands upraised from elbow over head and the two elephants standing with trunck raised above her head on either side from lotus at knee level are relatively larger than normal.

Reverse : Railed Svastika, rotating right (Clockwise). Svastika mounted on a staff on horizontal line base with four vertical lines rising from it, on an elaborate pedestal structure under the rail taking the form of a ship. Triangular pennent-like symbol pointing down to the right (and left), all within plain circle.

Five coins of this type and size are illustrated in the 1999 catalog Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilisation Re-visited by Bopearachchi and Wickramasinhe, Plate 15, H.72-H.76.
H.72 is from Anuradhapura and the rest including this coin Plate Specimen H.73 are from Akurugoda.

Click here for longer discussion and links to other Lady and Svastika coins in collection.

The coin was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 250 dpi. ex: Raja Wickramasinghe, it is from part of Lalith Raddella's collection I purchased in 2016 December.