`Lakshmi' Plaque Series 2
A rare struck plaque which is much wider and has elephant symbols relatively much larger on either side of goddess Lakshmi on obverse and a railed Svastika atop ship on the reverse.
|OBRW # H.76|
Obverse : goddess Lakshmi standing with upraised hands and the two elephants on either side are relatively larger than normal.
Reverse : railed Svastika, rotating right with an elaborate structure under the rail taking the form of a ship. Triangular life symbol to the right (and left).
Five coins of this type and size are illustrated in the
1999 catalog Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilisation Re-visited by
Bopearachchi and Wickramasinhe, Plate 15, H.72-H.76.
H.72 is from Anuradhapura and the rest including above is from Akurugoda.
This coin is Plate Specimen H76 in this catalog and was obtained from the Author.
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The coin was scanned at 300dpi and displayed at 200dpi. It was obtained in 2000 August from Rajah Wickremesinhe an Author and collector in Colombo, Lanka. He had purchased it in 1974 from a trader in Anuradhapura.