Century 3rd BC to 1st AD - Lanka

Ruhuna - Inscribed Coin with Elephant symbol

Coins with animal symbols, Elephant, Lion, Horse, Tortoise, and most often indistinct Brahmi Script on reverse have been found in Akurugoda in area of Tissamaharama.

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyLead
TypeCast
Diameter15. mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight2.13 gms
Shaperound
DieAxis
OBRW_E22_elephant_obverse OBRW_E22_elephant_reverse
Obverse : Elephant walking to the right.
Reverse : Indistinct legend in Brahmi -

Most of the coins found in Akurugoda and cataloged in 1999 by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe in the book Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited are unique. This coin is Plate Specimen E.22 in this book and was obtained from the author.

OBRW_E22_elephant_drwaing

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The coin was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 400dpi. It was obtained in 2000 August from Rajah Wickremesinhe an Author and collector in Colombo, Lanka.