Inscribed Lead Coin with Lion
A recent replica lead coin of type No. E.12. as illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .
Obverse : Lion standing to right - swastika rotating left to above
Reverse : Legend in Brahmi - pa ra ga ha
The Replica is only 6% narrower and 3% Heavier, by comparison with original OBRW Plate Specimen of this Modern Replica in Lakdiva Coin Collection, one can note the design match the illustration, not the original coin
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.