1st-3rd Century AD - Lanka

`Lakshmi' Plaques - 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
Height17.5 mm
Width9.0 mm
Thickness2.0 mm
Weight1.09 gms
Shapeoblong
DieAxis
lakshmi_he2_obverse lakshmi_he2_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). Above a "flag" pointing right.

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 November 1999 from from Rajah Wickremesinhe an Author and collector in Colombo, Lanka.