1st-3rd Century AD - Lanka

`Lakshmi' Plaques - Cast

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

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyCu-Pb?
TypeCast
Height31.8 mm
Width12.6 mm
Thickness3.5 mm
Weight5.88 gms
Shapeoblong
DieAxis
lakshmi_1s_obverse lakshmi_1s_reverse
Obverse : goddess Lakshmi standing between two stalks of a plant. The two small elephants with water pots visible close to head, for more details of which click here .
Reverse : railed svastika revolving to right (clockwise). On left a flower pot and on the right a hour-glass symbol refered to in Parker as the Aum monogram with straight sides. (see Plate 47.)

Click here for longer discussion and links to other Lakshmi plaques in collection.

The coin was scanned at 300dpi and displayed at 200dpi. It was obtained in November 1999 from a dealer in Galle.