Lanka : 9-10th Century
Gold Type II Pala - Double Adahanda
The anonymous Gold Type II Pala ( 1/4 Kahavanu ) known as Double
Adahanda. Codrington Pala Type II(4).
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; left leg crossed
behind right. Right arm pendent; left is bent, and holds in front of
the face, two cresents one within the other Adahanda .
To left variety of II(a), resembling a barbed arrowhead ; to right
fire-alter, A beaded circle along the periphery of the coin.
|Alloy||Cu/Ag = 0.??|
|Weight Std||1.13 gms|
|Codrington 59 Type ; OMRS Unlisted ;
Reverse : Nagari Legend Lakshmi under Adahanda
(cresent moon). Arm of k to left. vowel mark not curved over
to right of compound letter, but twisted upwards in a flourish. Two
dots above and below first letter. All in beaded circle. Finely
The Pala was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 450dpi.
The coin was obtained in 2014 August from a collector in Colombo, Sri Lanka.