Lanka : 9-10th Century
Gold Type II Aka - Adahanda & Lotus

The anonymous Gold Type Aka ( 1/8 Kahavanu ) with Adahanda & Lotus. Codrington Aka Type II(2).

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationOne Aka
MetalGold 0.??
AlloyCu/Ag = 0.??
TypeStruck
Diameter10.2 mm
Thickness1.0 mm
Weight Std0.56 gms
Weight0.49 gms
DieAxis135°
a2_ada_lotus_au_obverse a2_ada_lotus_au_reverse
Codrington 64 ; OMRS-62
DenominationOne Aka
MetalGold 0.??
AlloyCu/Ag = 0.??
TypeStruck
Diameter10.7 mm
Thickness0.9 mm
Weight Std0.56 gms
Weight0.51 gms
DieAxis-60°
a2_adah_lotus_au_obverse a2_adah_lotus_au_reverse
Codrington 64 ; OMRS-62
Obverse : Standing figure Kuvera head to right less perfect. Crown varies considerably : (i) A curved line turning outwards at 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 two semicircles one within the other Adahanda (Cresent moon). To left variety of II(a), resembling a barbed arrowhead ; to right fire-alter, A beaded circle along the periphery of the coin.
Reverse : Nagari Legend Nandaki under full-blown Lotus. Two dots above the first letter. All in beaded circle. Finely executed.

The Aka was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 600dpi. Coin-1 from an old collection was purchased in 2005 May from a dealer in Colombo, Sri Lanka who had got it on consigment. Coin-2 was purchased in a lot in 2015 August from a collector Lalith Raddella in Colombo, Sri Lanka.