Lanka - REPLICA

Inscribed Lead Coin with Shark

A recent replica lead coin of type No. A. 10. as illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter18.5 mm
Thickness2.2 mm
Weight3.52 gms
MintRuhuna Fake
OBRW_A10_REPLICA_OBVERSE OBRW_A10_REPLICA_REVERSE

Obverse : Shark with an open mouth
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - ti sa ha + 3-dart symbol + dot in center.

OBRW_A10_drawing

The Replica is 32% wider to match the width illustrated, not the original coin and is 44% Heavier.

Also compare with original OBRW Plate Specimen of this Modern Replica in Lakdiva Coin Collection.

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.