Lanka : 9-10th Century
Gold Type II Pala - Trisula and Adahanda

The anonymous Gold Type II Pala ( 1/4 Kahavanu ) known as Trisula and Adahanda. Codrington Unlisted.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationOne Pala
MetalGold 0.??
AlloyCu/Ag = 0.??
TypeStruck
Diameter14.0 mm
Thickness1.4 mm
Weight Std1.13 gms
Weight1.02 gms
DieAxis0.°
p2_trisula_ada_au_obverse p2_trisula_ada_au_reverse
Codrington Unlisted ; OMRS-68 ;
DenominationOne Pala
MetalGold 0.??
AlloyCu/Ag = 0.??
TypeStruck
Diameter13.5 mm
Thickness1.2 mm
Weight Std1.13 gms
Weight1.05 gms
DieAxis-90.°
p2_trisula_adah_au_obverse p2_trisula_adah_au_reverse
Codrington Unlisted ; OMRS-68 ;
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, a Trisula (Trident). 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 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 executed.

The Pala was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 450dpi. Coin-1 was purchased in 2014 ?? from a dealer Colombo, Sri Lanka. Coin-2 was purchased within a lot in 2015 August from a collector Lalith Raddella in Colombo, Sri Lanka.