Lanka : 9-10th Century
Gold Type I Aka - Purnaghata
The anonymous Gold Type Aka ( 1/8 Kahavanu ) with Purnaghata.
Codrington Aka Type I.
Obverse : Standing figure Kuvera head to right. Crown, curved
line rom top of head to bottom and ending in a dot. In a Dhoti
(garment) indicated by two curved lines on either side but no line
between legs. Right arm pendent; left is bent, and holds in front of
the face a vase from which issues a plant composed of a straight line
bifurcated at the rop an two leaves. To left lamp; to right
fire-alter, A beaded circle along the periphery of the coin.
|Alloy||Cu/Ag = 0.??|
|Weight Std||0.56 gms|
|Codrington 63 ; OMRS-29
Reverse : Nagari Legend Nandaka with dot above.
All in beaded circle. Finely executed.
I thank Jan Lingen who kindly permited me to use the image of this
extremely rare gold ada kahavanu from his collection, which he
uploaded to zeno
which have been reduced to 600 dpi and displayed at 600 dpi.