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 Posted 06/12/2019  10:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coinzguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any help with identification on this one?

Diameter: 20mm
Mass: 4.21g

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 Posted 06/12/2019  10:22 pm  Show Profile   Check OneDollarMule's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add OneDollarMule to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Kandy Kings.

Obv: Stylized figure of deity, referred to as the "Octopus Man".
Rev: Figure of the King of Kandy (Ceylon) ; inscription in Tamil

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06/12/2019 10:23 pm
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 Posted 06/13/2019  8:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@CG, I am far from an expert on attributing Octopus Man coins, but in looking at my Lapa, this coin seems to have been issued by Queen Sri Raja Lilavati around the start of the 13th Century AD. Hopefully someone else more knowledgeable can weigh in with a little more certainty.
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 Posted 06/14/2019  03:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence is spot on with his ID....

Interestingly this Queen reigned 3 times.. AD 1127-1200 / 1209-1210 / 1211-1212.
The differences in the script form being the identifier..
I've used one of my examples below which is a 1st reign coin to show the slight difference in the legend..Yours seems to be the slightly rarer 2nd reign coin with different 'ja' and 'Li' script...
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