Coins from Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Ancient 500 BCE to 600 AD

The Anuradhapura Period from 3rd Century BC Map

  * The `Puranas' or punch mark coins.     Please help Identify a dozen coins
  * Elephant and Svastika struck coin(half ?); coin(small) -- Read Feature Article
  * Elephant and Svastika coin cast
  * Lion and Svastika coin 1 - coin 2. - Rare
  * Tree and Svastika coins Many Type and sizes
  * The `Lakshmi' Plaques Many Types and sizes
  * Lakshmi plaque series 2 OBRW:H.76

  * Rectangular Bull Type
      Standing left - Wheel in Square Frame coin
      Standing right - dot in Triangle coin
  * Maneless Lion coins
  * Chera Elephant - Bow and Ankusa Type coin

  * Brahmi script Inscribed token with Lakshmi - line-drawings
  * Lion with Brahmi inscribed token
  * Brahmi script Inscribed token Floral design.
  * Brahmi script Inscribed token 1; token 2

Some Plate Specimens from the collection published in book. Ruhuna. The Ancient Civilization
  * Brahmi script Inscribed token Wheels OBRW:A.26
  * Inscribed token Elephant OBRW:E.22
  * Inscribed token Tortoise OBRW:E.30

  * Roman bronzes including Indo-Roman found in Ruhuna, Lanka.
      OBRW: G.25 G.30 G.46 G.50 G.52 G.56 and six more coins. Please help Identify them.

Medieval - 600 AD to 1500 AD

Periods under Indian Influence. Map

  * Pallava Lion and Pot Type coin
  * Pallava Standing Lion Silver coin

  * Kongu Lion Type coin

  * Pandya Bull and Fish Type - smaller LR coin - larger RL coin
  * Fish and Sceptre Chola type coin.

  • Anonymous Lanka type gold Kahavanu, Pala and Aka coins

    The Chola occupation of Lanka. 990 - 1070
      * Raja Raja Lanka type gold Madai coin
      * Seated King, Lanka type RajaRaja Copper massa coins
      * Seated Tiger, Thanjavu type gold coin
      * Rajendra Chola Gold Kasu coin
      * Gangai Konda Chola silver Kasu coin

      * Standing Bull Chola type Copper massa coins
      * SETU - Jaffna - Arya Chakravartis Copper massa -
      - 1284-1410 - type I (1) coin type I (3) coin
      - 1462-1597 - type II (6) coin

      * Gajapati gold Pagoda coin and Fanam coin
      * Hoysalas gold Fanam coin

    The Sovereign Lakdiva

    The Polonnaruva Period from 11th to 13 Century AD.

  • 1055-1110 VijayaBahu I gold Kahavanu coin : Rare

      * Sinhala Monarchs Copper Massa coins - Identify

    Colonial 1500 AD to 1869 AD

    The Portuguese Period 1505 to 1655 : Coins of Ceilao. Map

      * 1520-1594 - Ottoman Empire gold Othmanli coins
      * 1570-1577 - Alvise Moceenigo Venetian gold Ducat coin
      * 1621-1640 - Double Tanga M A (Mallacca Asia) - D M (De Mallacca) coin
      * 1633-1640 - Quadruple Tanga A M (Asia Mallacca) - D M (De Mallacca) coin
      * 1642-1649 - Double Tanga Asia G A (Goa) - D S (De Seylao) coin
      * Kandyan Larin coins
      * Kotte Panama coin
      * Kandyan Panama coin

    The Dutch Period 1656 to 1795 : Coins of Ceilon. Map

      * 1601 . . . . . - ArendSchelling - Zwolle 6 Stivers. coin
      * 1601 . . . . . - Roosschelling - Holland 6 Stuiver coin
      * 1614-1634 - Overijssel Double Stuiver coins
      * 1614-1675 - Zeeland Double Stuiver coins
      * 1606-1699 - Lion Daalder - the original silver Dollar coin
      * 1644 . . . . . - Batavia VOC 1/2 Stuiver copper cast coin
      * 1646-1794 - Dutch VOC Pulicat copper Dump coins
      * 1695 . . . . . - Dutch Kali Negapatnam copper Dump coins
      * 1700-1784 - Dutch VOC Negapatnam copper Dump coins
      * 1660-1720 - Dutch Wreath Series copper Dump coins

      * 1701 . . . . . - Surat Silver rupee coin : Treasure of the Great Basses Reef. Cleaned coin

      * 1747-1784 - Negapatnam gold Porto Novo one Swami Pagoda coin
      * 1761-1782 - Mysore gold Haidar Ali two Swami Pagoda coin

      * 1750-1780 - Holland gold Trade Ducat coin
      * 1779-1789 - Paolo Ranieri Venetian gold Ducat coin
      * 1783-1794 - Tuticorin/Colombo gold Porto Novo one Swami Pagoda coin

      * 1747 . . . . . - අක මිල Aka Mila - 1/8 Duit - Tin-Lead coin : Photo
      * 1783-1795 - Colombo Jaffna Galle Trincomalee VOC copper Dump coins
      * 1784-1786 - Colombo Silver Rupiyal 1784 coin
      * 1787-1789 - Colombo Silver Rupiyal 1787 coin
      * 1785 . . . . . - Colombo VOC 4 3/4 stuiver Bonk bar coin : Old Forgery ?
      * 178Z-1786 - Colombo VOC Dove on mango tree tin dump coin
      * 1789-1791 - Colombo VOC Lead dump 1 DT coin
      * 1792-1793 - Colombo VOC Lead dump 1 DUIT coin

      * 1740-1807 - Madras gold Three Swami Pagoda coin
      * 1740-1807 - Madras gold Star one Swami Pagoda coin
      * 1799-1831 - Mysore gold Krishna Raja two Swami Pagoda coin

    The British Stiver Period 1796 to 1824 : Coins of Ceylon Map

      * 1801-1816 - Copper Elephant dump coins
      * 1802 . . . . . - Copper Elephant mint coins
      * 1803-1809 - Silver Elephant dump coins
      * 1813 . . . . . - Copper C.G 1/4 Pice coin : Photo
      * 1814 . . . . . - Silver Fanam Token coin
      * 1815 . . . . . - Georgius III Elephant copper stiver coins
      * 1817 . . . . . - Spanish gold Ferdin VII Half Escudo coin
      * 1821 . . . . . - Georgius IV Elephant silver Rix Dollar coin
      * 1822 . . . . . - Silver `Anchor' Fractional Spanish Dollar coins
      * 1823 . . . . . - Crown Counter-Marked Madras Rupee coin; Quarter coin

    The British Sterling Period1825 to 1869 : Coins of Ceylon.
      * 1841 - 1890 - Coffee Mills Token coins

    Modern Decimal 1870-

    The British Monarchs1870 to 1947.
      * 1870-1901 - Queen Victoria coins
      * 1902-1910 - Edward VII King & Emperor coins
      * 1911-1929 - George V King and Emperor of India coins
      * 1937-1945 - George VI King and Emperor of India coins

    The Independent Lanka1948 to 1971.
      * 1951 . . . . . - King George the Sixth coins
      * 1955-1957 - Queen Elizabeth Second coin
      * 1963-1971 - Lanka Definitive issue coins

    The Republic of Sri Lanka1972 - current.
      * 1972-2013 - Sri Lanka Definitive issue coins

    Commemorative issues

      * 1957-2012 - Commemorative Issues coins - CLT - NCLT - Thematic - 50th

    25 District

    2013 - Rs 10 coins

    Official Patterns

      * 1942-1975 - Rare Patterns

    Fantasy

      * 1821 . . . . - Gold gilt oversize Ceylon Rix Dollar Medal.
      * 1936 . . . . - Edward VIII Fantasy Crown Medal
      * 1978 . . . . - Sri Lanka Large Cent coin

    Exonumia

      * Miscelaneous medals
      * Telephone tokens
      * Amusment tokens from Slot Machines.

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