Age Unidentified - Lanka

Ruhuna - Ornament - Srivasta

The broken ornamental end of a longer copper item such as a hair pin or teaspoon, found in Akurugoda area of Tissamaharama. Age unknown.

TypeHair Pin(?)
Height28.8 mm
Width17.0 mm
Thickness3.0 mm
Weight3.23 gms
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Obverse : The srivasta shape. Probably a broken end of longer item such as a hair pin or teaspoon
Reverse : uncleaned flat surface with no markings.

See also copper ornament in the shape of Capricorn with a hole hole to hang it as a pendent.

Copper ornaments are not listed in the 1999 catalog by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe titled Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited . It was obtained from the same collector who provided most of the items for that book.

If anyone has information on the age of items like it please let me know details about it.

The ornament 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.