Lanka : 9-10th Century
Gold Type I Pala - Purnaghata
The anonymous Gold Type Pala ( 1/4 Kahavanu ) with Purnaghata.
Codrington Pala 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 top and two branches or leaves on either side.
left leg crossed behind right. To left standing lamp; to right
fire-alter, A beaded circle along the periphery of the coin.
|Alloy||Cu/Ag = 0.??|
|Weight Std||1.12 gms|
|Codrington 63 ; OMRS-29
Reverse : Nagari Legend Lakshmi under crescent. The k
and sh are joined. Two dots under first letter which is smaller
than the compound one. 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 500 dpi.