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
AlloyCu
TypeCast ?
Diameter20.2 mm
Thickness2.8 mm
Weight5.38 gms
ShapeRound
DieAxis180°
pallava_lion_pot_obverse pallava_lion_pot_reverse
Mitchiner # 813
Obverse : Lion facing right with front right paw uplifted and tail curved over back. Dots behind lions head to symbolize a mane. All within a circle of dots around rim.
Reverse : large Flower Pot between two lamps. Three lines below the pot. A three pronged lotus flower to right side and upwards. All within a circle of dots around rim.
pallava_lion_pot_drawing
The upper coin was scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi. It was obtained in December 1999 from Rajah Wickremesinhe an Author and collector in Colombo, Lanka.
The lower coin was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi. Coin also ex: Raja Wickramasinghe, is from part of Lalith Raddella's collection I purchased in 2016 December.

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