The advantage of using metal coins is that they could be issued in smaller denominations. They could be used used for large , medium and small transactions. Almost all the coins issued by our mint-masters had fractional pieces.
Some of them are shown below.
SEATED GODDESS AND RAILED SWASTIKA
large Elephant Multi symbol coin had Three Panas, Dvi-pana,. the Pana and half pana.
Date of Issue; found in strata 300 BC- 100 BC. Probably King Devanampiyatissa.
The Tree and Railed Swastika Series Struck
Date of Issue ; In strata 190 -100 BC at Apura. pre 100 BC Tissa.
The Inscribed Lion and Railed Swastika Series
Date of Issue ; In strata 190 -100 BC at Apura.
The Standing lady and Railed Swastika Series.
Date of Issue ; In strata 210 -10 BC at Apura.Continuously used until 3.4 Cent AD
GODDESS COINS STRUCK
BULL AND DOTS SET
Date of Issue ; In strata 100-200 AD At Godavaya dated by German excavation team.
A Set of Gold Kalandas
A Set of Parakramabahu Coins
A Set of Queen Victoria Coins