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).

DenominationOne Aka
MetalGold 0.??
AlloyCu/Ag = 0.??
Diameter11. mm
Thickness1.? mm
Weight Std0.56 gms
Weight0.48 gms
a2_lotus_ada_au_obverse a2_lotus_ada_au_reverse
Codrington II(1) ; OMRS-60
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.
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 to zeno which have been reduced to 600 dpi and displayed at 600 dpi.