Lanka : 980 - 1070
Fake Gold Type III(B)
Pala - Jasmine flower and Chank
An anonymous Fake Gold Pala ( 1/4 Kahavanu ) with Jasmine flower and Chank.
Codrington Type III(B).
Obverse : Standing figure (? of Lakshmi) head to right
Crown, two parallel lin ending in a dot. In a Dhoti (garment)
indicated by two curved lines on either side but no line between legs;
left leg crossed behind right. Right arm pendent; left is bent,
and holds jasmine flower before the face. To left variety apparently no
symbol ; to right fire-alter, A beaded circle along the periphery
of the coin.
|Alloy||Silver Gold plate|
|Weight Std||1.13 gms|
|Codrington 62 ; Mitchiner #
Reverse : Devanagari Legend Lakshmi under chank
The Pala was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 400dpi.
It was gifted to me in 2004 November
by a dealer in fort Colombo, Lanka, who said it was a fake coin made of silver.
Text edited from
Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
Page 56 Chapter V Mediaeval Ceylon - Kahavanu.