Age Unidentified - Lanka

Ruhuna - Cast Ring

A circular cast lead(?) ring which may have been some sort of pendent. It matches the stone ring mould. Both found in Akurugoda in area of Tissamaharama. Age unknown.

Diameter18.5 mm
-- Hole7.0 mm
Thickness3.8 mm
Weight3.35 gms
Shapecut Round
ruhuna_Cast_Ring_pb_obverse ruhuna_Cast_Ring_pb_reverse
Obverse : Circular ring with convex surface. small 2 mm break.
Reverse : same with flat surface.

In the 1999 catalog by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe titled Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited , they are listed under Lead Objects and closest to M.36 described as "Plain ring of even diameter". This is probably some sort of pendant ring. It was obtained from the same collector who provided most of the items for that book.

The Lead Ring was scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi. It was obtained in 2001 December from Mr A. Ratnayaka a collector in Katharagama, Lanka.