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).
Probably silver gold plated forgery ?.
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
|Plate Metal||Gold 0.??|
|Plate Alloy||Cu/Ag = 0.??|
|Weight Std||1.13 gms|
|Codrington 62 ; OMRS-75 ;
Reverse : Nagari Legend Lakshmi under chank
The Pala was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 450dpi.
It was gifted to me in 2004 November
by a dealer in Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka, who said it was a fake coin
made of silver and plated in gold.