BULL & POT SYMBOLS.
These two symbols has been a favourite symbol of ancient mint masters or Rupa-adika. The Bull and Pot appears on either side of Railed Swastika on number of ancient coins
This trend appears to have continued in the rectangular Bull series of coins.
Thereafter a series of coins are found mainly in the Island and a few in India, these coins too has the Bull and the Pot or Punkalas. In addition to these two symbols the two lamps begin to appear of coins found in Sri Lanka.
The three line that appear under the Riled swastika in the Goddess plaques appear under the main symbol on these coins. Mr Pushparatnam of the Jaffna University stressed on this characteristic been confined to Sri Lankan coins .
BULL & POT.
Obverse :Bull facing left with Punkalas under Head. Punkalas, Srivatsa, Swastika and other symbols above all in square border of beads.
LION & POT. CCC Pg 83 , Provenance Tarakundu near Mannar
AE Weight –138 grains
Obverse : Lion with fore-paw upraised all in a bead circle.
BULL & POT
Obverse: Seated Bull to right facing a Dipa or lamp from which flames arise. A crescent above.All with in a bead circle.
TREE & POT..
Obverse: A Tree between two Animals.[ In my copy the horns of a bull is shown]
BULL & ELEPHANT-
Obverse: A Running Bull facing left . a Dipa under head of Bull from which flames arise, a crescent over Bull.
Obverse: A Running Bull facing left a crescent over Bull. All in bead circle
BULL & TWO VERTICAL FISH
Obverse: A Bull to right facing a Lamp or Dipa from which flames arise.. All with in bead circle.
BULL WITH POT & TWO VERTICAL FISH.
AE Weight :
Obverse A Bull to right facing a Punkalas or Pot with plant. A Chank above . All with in bead circle.
BULL & VERTICAL FISH.
AE Weight :
Obverse A Bull to right. A Chank above . All with in bead circle.
Reverse: Vertical Fish between two Lamps or Dipas . All with in bead circle
HORSE & THREE FISH.
Obverse: A Horse facing right with a Lamp from which flames arise under face of horse. A Chank above.
BULL & HORIZONTAL FISH. CCC- pg 87.
AE- Weight between 24-36 Grains
Diameter- 0. 8 – 0.68 Inches.
Obverse; A seated Bull facing right between two Lamps or Dipas with Crescent over back of Bull. Three line under bull. All in bead circle
BULL & THREE FISH VERTICAL.
Obverse: A Bull facing right with a Lamp from which flames arise under face of Bull. A Chank above.
AE Weight :
Obverse: Horizontal Fish Between two Dipas or lamps.