Inscribed Lead Coin with tortoise
A recent replica lead coin of type No. A.34. as illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .
Obverse : Tortoise in geometrical frame
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - de va la (bu?) sa
The Replica is 21% wider to match the width illustrated, not the original coin and is 217% Heavier.
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.