1st-3rd Century AD - Lanka

Mini `Lakshmi' Plaque - Cast Mini

A cast mini plaque of about half height and quarter weight with goddess Lakshmi on obvese and a railed svastika on reverse.

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyCu-Pb?
TypeCast
Height14.2 mm
Width9.1 mm
Thickness2.9 mm
Weight0.73 gms
Shapeoblong
DieAxis
lakshmi_he_obverse lakshmi_he_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 : svastika revolving to right (clockwise). Above a symbol which maybe the "flag" pointing right seen on these mini Lakshmi coins.

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

The coin was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 400dpi. It was obtained in 1999 December from Rajah Wickremesinhe an Author and collector in Colombo, Lanka.