Ancient Lanka - Tree and Svastika
4 Comp. - 3 branch Fork - Anticlockwise

A circular copper-lead coin with a tree with three branches each ending with triple Fork within enclosure of four compartments on obverse and a railed svastika revolving to left (anticlockwise) on the reverse.

TypeCast ?
Diameter22.5 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight3.89 gms
OBRW_H14_tree4c3bf_lsva_obverse OBRW_H14_tree4c3bf_lsva_reverse
Obverse : A three branched tree within enclosure of four compartments in two rows of two each. The end of branch which is visible split into triple fork. Battle axes at an outward angle attached to either corner of top of enclosure. To left pennent slanted to right. to right nandipada?.
Reverse : A Railed svastika revolving to left (anti-clockwise). Symbol to left two triangles pointing verticle to each other with short horizontal line between. Symbol to right if any off flan.

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 . This coin is Plate Specimen H.14.

This is one variety of many coins of this type.

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.