Lanka : 9-10th Century
Gold Type I Aka - Purnaghata

The anonymous Gold Type Aka ( 1/8 Kahavanu ) with Purnaghata. Codrington Aka Type I.

DenominationOne Aka
MetalGold 0.??
AlloyCu/Ag = 0.??
Diameter12. mm
Thickness1.? mm
Weight Std0.56 gms
Weight0.56 gms
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Codrington 63 ; OMRS-29
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.
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.