Lanka : 980 - 1070
Gold Type III(2)(ii) Aka - Jasmine flower and Chank
The anonymous gold Type III(2)(i) Aka ( 1/8 Kahavanu ) known as Jasmine
flower and Chank with legend Daraka.
Obverse : Standing figure head imperfect to right. Crown, two
parallel lines with dot in rear. In a dhoti (garment) indicated by
two curved lines on either side but no line between legs; Right arm
pendent; left is bent, and holds Jasmine flower as on kahavanu
IIIB. No symbol to left; to right fire-alter. A beaded circle along
the periphery of the coin.
|Weight Std.||0.56 gms|
| Codrington 68 ; Mitchiner #830
Reverse : In bead circle chank over Devanagari Legend which reads
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.
It was obtained in 2000 September
from O. M. R. Sirisena an expert collector in Colombo, Lanka.
Text edited from
Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
Page 62 Chapter V Mediaeval Ceylon - Kahavanu.