Traditional design of Lanka standing King Type copper massa of the Jaffna Arya Chakravartis circ 1462-1597, of Codrington SETU type II(6) a debased Type with several variations indicative of the decline of the kingdom.
|Codrington 95 ;Mitchiner #868|
The upper coin struck low on obverse has head of king off flan while the lower coin struck low on reverse has head of Bull off flan.
See also earlier SETU - 1284-1410 - type I (1) coin and type I (3) coin.
Text edited from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency: H. W. Codrington, Colombo, 1924.
Chapter VI Mediaeval Lanka - "Setu" Coins - Type II(3)(iii)-Varient, Page 77
* Oriental Coins: Michael Mitchiner, London, Hawkins Publications, 1978.
The upper coin was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 300dpi.
It was obtained in 2008 April from a local dealer in Polonnaruwa, Lanka.
The lower coin coin was scanned at 300dpi and displayed at 300dpi. It was obtained in 2001 December from O. M. R. Sirisena an expert collector in Colombo, Lanka.