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1070, Ceylon, Chola Invasion Period. Scarce Gold Kahavanu (Stater) Coin. 4.31gm!

Condition: A nice XF-AU! Mint Period:  980/990-1070 AD Denomination: Gold Stater (Kahavanu)  Reference: Friedberg 1, Sirisena 69, Mitchiner 825.  var.  R! Diameter: 18mm Weight: 4.31gm Material: Gold! 

Obverse: King seated, holding annulet in his  hand. Legend in right field. Legend: Sri Lamka Vibhu ("The fortunate Lord of Ceylon!")

Reverse: King standing facing right, holding aloft a globe; altar, flame, and pellets–in–annulets in fields.

The Ceylonese gold in the name of the "Lord of Sri Lanka" is believed to   have been struck starting around 960 and continued through the period   of the Chola occupation, with Raja Raja Chola completing the conquest   around 1001, and continuing until the expulsion of the Cholas by Vijaya   Bahu around 1070. The standard anonymous coinage has figures of the king   holding a sankh shell and lotus respectively on obverse and reverse.   Variant types (see following lot) may have been struck at subsidiary   mints around the island, or possibly even on the Indian mainland in   Tamilnadu.

Authenticity on all offered coins guaranteed.

The Kingdom of Rajaranta is the name given to the kingdom that ruled the Sri Lanka from northern part of Sri Lanka from approximately the 5th Century BCE to the early 13th Century CE. It   was centered around the ancient cities of Tambapanni, Upatissa   Nuwara,Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa. Rajarata was under direct   administration of the King, other areas (Malaya rata,Ruhunu rata) were   ruled by brothers of King called by "Mapa" and "Epa".

The geographical designation Rajarata (Raja = king, rata = country, or preferably area, thus the area of King) is the name given to the region of Sri Lanka from which these monarchs ruled.

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Notes: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153511376076 2019-06-09

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Posted by: anonymous
2019-06-03
Coin Group
 Denomination: 1 Stater
 Metal: Gold
 State: Sri Lanka/Ceylon
 Catalog reference:
  Fr-1
 
Description:   English
Coin variations: 7 instance(s)
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