Ancient Lanka - Lion and Pot Type

Pallava influence AD 668-740

A circular copper coin found at various archaeological sites in Anuradhapura

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyCu
TypeCast ?
Diameter20.1 mm
Thickness2.7 mm
Weight5.0 gms
ShapeRound
DieAxis
pallava_lion_pot_obverse pallava_lion_pot_reverse
Mitchiner # 813
Obverse : Lion facing right with front right paw uplifted and tail curved over back.

Reverse : large Flower Pot between two lamps

pallava_lion_pot_drawing
The coin was scanned at 300dpi and displayed at 300dpi. It was obtained in December 1999 from Rajah Wickremesinhe an Author and collector in Colombo, Lanka.

Text edited from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 83 Chapter VII - Mediaeval Indian - Pallava