Lanka : 9-10th Century
Gold Type II Aka - Lotus & Adahanda
The anonymous Gold Type Aka ( 1/8 Kahavanu ) with Lotus & Adahanda.
Codrington Aka Type II(1).
Obverse : Standing figure Kuvera head to right. Crown, a
curved line from top to bottom of head with a dot attached just above
lower end. 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 full-blown Lotus.
To left a lamp and to right a lamp with annulus below. A beaded circle
along the periphery of the coin.
|Alloy||Cu/Ag = 0.??|
|Weight Std||0.56 gms|
|Codrington II(1) ; OMRS-60
Reverse : Nagari Legend Nandaki under two semicircles one
within the other Adahanda (Cresent moon). One dot
above the first letter. All in beaded circle. Finely executed.
I thank Jan Lingen who kindly permited me to use the image of this
gold aka coin from his collection which he uploaded
which have been reduced to 600 dpi and displayed at 600 dpi.