Ancient Lanka - Tree and Svastika
16 Comp. - 5 branch leaf - Clockwise

A circular copper-lead coin with a tree with five branches each ending with triple leaf within enclosure of sixteen compartments on obverse and a railed svastika revolving to right (clockwise) on the reverse.

TypeCast ?
Diameter16.7 mm
Thickness1.9 mm
Weight2.67 gms
OBRW_H11_tree16c5bl_rsva_obverse OBRW_H11_tree16c5bl_rsva_reverse
Obverse : A five branched tree within enclosure of sixteen compartments in four rows of four each. The end of branch which is visible three leaves. No symbols on eitherside. All in a circle of dots. All in a circle of dots.
Reverse : A Railed svastika revolving to left (anti-clockwise). Symbols on eitherside indistinct. All in a circle of dots within a plain circle.

This is one variety of many coins of this type.

Nine Tree and svastika lead coins (H.9 to H.17) with sizes 10 to 29 mm and weights from 0.4 to 7 grams that were found in Akurugoda are cataloged under Local Coins in 1999 by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe in the book Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited . The coin is Plate Speciman H.11.

The coin was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi. ex: Raja Wickramasinghe, it is from part of Lalith Raddella's collection I purchased in 2016 December.

Text edited from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 22 Chapter III - Tree and Svastika - Pl 12 to Pl 15.
* Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilisation Re-visited by Bopearachchi and Wickramasinhe. 1999
  Page 27 Local coins - Tree and Svastika - Pl H.9 to H.17.