1st-3rd Century CE - Lanka
Lady and Svastika - Series 2

A rare struck plaque which is much wider and has elephant symbols relatively much larger on either side of Lady on obverse and a railed Svastika atop a pedestal with a ship-like shape on the reverse.

Height23.7 mm
Width27.3 mm
Thickness2.2 mm
Weight5.90 gms
OBRW_H76_lakshmi_s2_obverse OBRW_H76_lakshmi_s2_reverse
OBRW # H.76

Obverse : .Lady standing with hands upraised from elbow over head and the two elephants on either side from lotus at knee level are relatively larger than normal.

Reverse : Railed Svastika, rotating right with an elaborate pedestal structure under the rail taking the form of a ship. Triangular pennent-like 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 H.76 in this catalog and was obtained from the Author.

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The coin was scanned at 300dpi and displayed at 250dpi. It was obtained in 2000 August from Rajah Wickremesinhe an Author and collector in Colombo, Lanka.