Inscribed Lead Coin as illustrated
A recent replica lead coin of type No. A. 4. as illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .
Obverse : Two symbols. Fish(?) + Cross in circle(Symbol for Earth)
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - gu ta ma ga ha + dot in center
The Replica is 18% wider to match the width illustrated, not the original coin and is 86% Heavier. The illustrated edge of coin as been drawn on the replica, which ignores the indistinct third symbol which was not illustrated :-).
Click here for longer discussion of items from Ancient Ruhuna and links to Genuine Plate coins from this book in the lakdiva collection.
The replica was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi.
It was obtained in 2007 January from a dealer in Colombo, Lanka.