Lanka - REPLICA

Lead Coin with Elephant and Srivasta

A recent replica lead coin of type No. E.18. as illustrated in 1999 book by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited .

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyPb
TypeCast
Diameter23.9 mm
Thickness2.8 mm
Weight8.21 gms
MintRuhuna Fake
OBRW_E18_REPLICA_OBVERSE OBRW_E18_REPLICA_REVERSE

Obverse : Elephant with trunk down to left facing mountain
Reverse : Srivasta

OBRW_E18_drawing

The Replica is 20% wider to match the width illustrated, not the original coin and is 62% 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.