Ancient Lanka - Lion and Pot Type

Pallava influence AD 668-740

A circular copper coin found at various archaeological sites in Anuradhapura

TypeCast ?
Diameter20.1 mm
Thickness2.7 mm
Weight5.0 gms
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

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