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Parakkamabahu II AE Massa

 
 
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 Posted 06/13/2018  4:32 pm Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Adding to my small collection of Sri Lankan coins is this A Massa of Parakkamabahu II 1236-1271 AD

Obverse: King standing on Lotus stalk holding a lamp in his left hand and a flower in his right. Lotus flower in right field.
Reverse: King seated right with his left arm raised upward holding a shell. Nagari legend: SRI PA RA KRA MA BAHU

20 mm x 4.16 grams. Requesting help with reference.
Reference: Mitchiner 845-847/Codington #84



http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080427/Fu...hawamsa.html
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 Posted 06/13/2018  4:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great looking addition!
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Thanks Bob.
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 Posted 06/13/2018  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A good addition Ron. Did you ever pick up a copy of Kandy Kings?
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Thanks Dave, no I tried to find a copy but had no luck.
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 Posted 06/13/2018  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This page on the massa of Parakkamabahu II mentions 2 references, Mitchiner #845-847 and Codrington #84. The Mitchiner reference would be to his "Oriental Coins and Their Values, Vol. 3: Non-Islamic States & Western Colonies" (London, 1979). I don't own a copy but surely someone among us does. The Codrington reference is "Ceylon Coins and Currency", 1924, which should be out of copyright and available free online.

http://coins.lakdiva.org/medievalla...bahu~ii.html


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Thanks KS.
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Excellent! These are my favorite south Indian medieval coins; very aesthetically pleasing!
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Thanks Steve, I'm starting to really like them also.
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Ron, if you are still interested, it looks like a copy of Lapa's Kandy Kings of Ceylon is available on abe.com. Otherwise, @kushanshah's online reference looks like a great resource.
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Thanks Dave, I'll check it out.
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 Posted 06/15/2018  02:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great looking coin Ron with a nice clear legend!
Which rulers have you got so far?
The differences in Mitchiners 845/847 as I recall
are to do with which object the ruler is holding and the style of the lamp...I'll have a dig around and see what I can find.
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 Posted 06/15/2018  07:06 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sa/hanks Paul, your collection has inspired me to start building a collection. I have only two others beside this one a Sahasa Malla and one other I can't find at the moment.
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