1st-3rd Century AD - Lanka

`Lakshmi' Plaque - Cast

A cast plaque of normal size with goddess Lakshmi on obvese and a railed svastika on reverse.

Height33.7 mm
Width14.7 mm
Thickness2.5 mm
Weight4.57 gms
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Obverse : goddess Lakshmi standing between two stalks of a plant
Reverse : railed svastika revolving to right (clockwise). Images of two sea creatures or Conch shells on either side.

The bronze shows where the green patina has rubbed off.
The sea creature images are similer to those found around the Sakwala Chakraya carved on a bolder on the tank bund of Tisavewa in Anuradhapura, Lanka.
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The coin was scanned at 300dpi and displayed at 200dpi. It was obtained in December 1999 from Rajah Wickremesinhe an Author and collector in Colombo, Lanka.