Lanka : 980 - 1070
The anonymous gold Type III(1) Aka ( 1/8 Kahavanu ) known as Ball and Annulet
legend Uraka. Found in Hambegamuwa Vihara building site, in
Ruhuna, South East Lanka.
Gold Type III(1)(i) Aka - Ball and Annulet
Obverse : Standing figure head imperfect to right. Crown, two
parallel lines with dot in rear. In a dhoti (garment) indicated by
two curved lines on either side and line between legs; Right arm
pendent; left is bent, and holds ball as on kahavanu
IIIA. No symbol to left; to right fire-alter. A beaded circle along
the periphery of the coin.
|Weight Std.||0.56 gms|
| Codrington 66 ; Sirisena 74 ;
Reverse : In bead circle annulet between two dots over Nagari
Legend which reads Uraka. All in bead circle.
This coin with provenance of find had been broken and the two parts
glued together somewhat crudely leaving a small gap. I decided to
leave it the way I got it.
Text edited from
Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
Page 62 Chapter V Medieval Ceylon - Kahavanu.
The aka was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 500dpi.
It was obtained in 2003 May from Mr A. Ratnayaka a collector
in Katharagama, Lanka.