1462 - 1597 - Setu Type II(7) - Jaffna
Copper Half massa of the Jaffna Arya Chakravartis circ 1462-1597, of
Codrington SETU type II(7) a debased Type indicative of the decline of
Arya Chakravartis Copper Half massa
Obverse : Tamil legend SETU across a circle in center of octofoil.
All in line circle with dot circle along rim.
|Codrington 96 ;Mitchiner #868
Reverse : Bull couchant facing left. Crescent and sun above. Tamil
legend SETU below ; large kombu. To left of bull a dot and to
right a group of three dots. Below ground line row of six dots and
one below them. All in line circle with dot circle along rim.
See also SETU - 1462-1597 -
type II (1) coin
(4) coin and
Text edited from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency: H. W. Codrington, Colombo, 1924.
Chapter VI Mediaeval Lanka - "Setu" Coins - Type II(4), Page 77
* Oriental Coins: Michael Mitchiner, London, Hawkins Publications, 1978.
The coin was scanned at 600dpi and displayed at 500dpi.
It is from part of Lalith Raddella's collection (ex: Raja Wickramasinghe)
I purchased in 2016 December.