Indo Roman Fourth 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.

Diameter13 mm
Thickness mm
Weight1.69 gms
OBRW_G52_roman_imit_obverse OBRW_G52_roman_imit_reverse
Obverse : Crude Imitation of the Bust of the Emperor to the right
Reverse : Crude Imitation of cross within wreath type.
O. Bopearachchi, 1993, p. 81 no 24.

Confirmed as not prototype roman (D.J-M). Similar to Mitchiner #5171 described as Obv: Bust Right; Rev: Wheel Type.

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 AE4 Good grade coin found in Akurugoda is Plate 8 Specimen G.52 The description of reverse is equated to that of G.51 for which it is given 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