Gold Type III(2)(i) Aka - Jasmine flower and Chank
The anonymous gold Type III(2)(i) Aka ( 1/8 Kahavanu ) known as Jasmine flower and Chank with legend Uraka.
|Codrington 67 ; Mitchiner #829|
The coins of type III(2) are not uncommon, and probably were current for several centuries.
The aka was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 600dpi.
The coin was purchased on ebay in 1998 December from a collector who
had purchased on a ebay Auction by Anthony's of New Jersey.
I would not bid on it now with my knowledge gained about these coins, since those early days when the LakdivaCoin collection was just begining.
See more reliable example of same coin.
Text edited from
Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
Page 62 Chapter V Mediaeval Ceylon - Kahavanu.