Ruhuna - Lanka

Lead - Inscribed Brahmi

A unique lead token with Inscribed Brahmi text with a circle of four turtles on the obverse and Lakshmi with elephants on either side on the reverse.

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyLead
TypeCast
Diameter17.6 mm
Thickness1.8 mm
Weight2.73 gms
ShapeCircular
Edgeplain
DieAxis150°
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Obverse : Geometrical design with wheel at center. Dot and eight radial spokes. Surrounded by a circle 4 divided quadrants by radial dolphins with turtle in each in a clockwise orientation. A fifth smaller sector has a single dot, which in image has been arbitrarily aligned to be on top. Outward pointing saw tooth ring along periphery.
Reverse : Lakshmi at center with bent stretched out arms holding stands. Pair of elephants on either-side with raised trunks. Brahmi text along periphery.

The token is scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 350 dpi. It was obtained in 2003 May from Mr A. Ratnayaka a collector in Katharagama, Lanka. It had been very mildly cleaned. A bit more cleaned coin now shows the design a lot more clearly.