Indo Roman Third Brass found in Lanka
Naimana Type from Akurugoda

Ancient Indo Roman coins have been found since the 1980's in Akurugoda, in Ruhuna, the southern part of the Island of Lanka. The coins are identified mostly 4th Brass AE4 (under 17 MM) with few 3rd Brass AE3 (17 - 21 MM). These local Imitations of ancient Roman coins known as Naimana are named after the place of the first significant find in c. 1918.

Diameter18. mm
Thickness mm
Weight2.22 gms
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Obverse : Crude Imitation of the Bust of the Emperor to the right
Reverse : Crude Imitation of two soldiers standing, each holding spear and leaning on shield, between the a standard.
O. Bopearachchi, 1993, p. 81 no 22.

Confirmed as not prototype roman (D.J-M).

Eleven Local Imitations of Late Roman Bronze coins (G.46 to G.56) found in Akurugoda with sizes 13 to 18 mm and weights from 0.5 to 3 grams that were found in Akurugoda are cataloged under Local Coins in 1999 by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe in the book Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited. This AE3 Good grade coin found in Akurugoda is Plate 8 Specimen G.46 The coin is described in this book.

The coin was scanned at 600 dpi and are displayed at 400 dpi. They were obtained in 2000 August from Rajah Wickremasinhe author and collector in Lanka