Lanka : 11th Century
Gold Type III Pala - Ball & Annulet

An anonymous Gold Type III Pala ( 1/4 Kahavanu ) with Ball & Annulet. Codrington Pala Type III(1).

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationOne Pala
MetalGold 0.??
AlloyCu/Ag = 0.??
TypeStruck
Diameter11.9 mm
Thickness1.3 mm
Weight Std1.13 gms
Weight1.01 gms
DieAxis-1600°
p3_ball_annulet_au_obverse p3_ball_annulet_au_reverse
Codrington 60 ; OMRS~74 ;
DenominationOne Pala
MetalGold 0.??
AlloyCu/Ag = 0.??
TypeStruck
Diameter11.9 mm
Thickness1.4 mm
Weight Std1.13 gms
Weight1.06 gms
DieAxis-90°
p3_ball_target_au_obverse p3_ball_target_au_reverse
Codrington 61 ; OMRS-74 ;
Obverse : Standing figure (Kuvera) head to right Crown, two parallel lines 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 ball, To left variety apparently no symbol ; to right fire-alter, A beaded circle along the periphery of the coin.
Reverse : Nagari Legend Lakshmi to left under (Coin-1) Annulet (Coin-2) annulet with dot in the center (Target).

The Pala coins were scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 450dpi. They were purchased in a lot in 2014 from a dealer in Colombo, Sri Lanka.