Lanka : 11th Century
Gold Type III Pala - Jasmine flower and Chank

An anonymous Gold Type III Pala ( 1/4 Kahavanu ) with Jasmine flower and Chank to right. Codrington Pala Type III(B).

DenominationOne Pala
Plate MetalGold 0.??
Plate AlloyCu/Ag = 0.??
Diameter13.6 mm
Thickness1.3 mm
Weight Std1.13 gms
Weight1.06 gms
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Codrington 62 ; OMRS-75 ;
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 jasmine flower. To left variety apparently no symbol ; to right fire-alter, A beaded circle along the periphery of the coin.
Reverse : Nagari Legend Lakshmi under chank to right.

The Pala was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 450dpi. Coin was obtained in 2015 August in a lot from collector Lalith Raddella in Colombo, Sri Lanka.