CODANAGA 1196-1197 AD – Nephew of Nissanka Malla –Regent No 147. Ruled for nine months and was deposed by the General Senevirat who placed Queen Lilavati, one of the queens of King Parakrama Bahu I, on the throne.
CHAPTER VI-HW CODRINGTON- COINS & CURRENCY OF CEYLON-1924. Continued from Chapter VI para 9 King Nissankamalle Coins
10. Codaganga, c, A.D. 1196-1197
(a) Base metal washed in silver; in the specimen in the possession of Mr. P. E. Pieris the thin coating of silver is distinctly visible. Diameter : 0.76in. Weight : 55.4 gr. Slightly broken
(b) White of the same metal as that of Nissanka Malla weight 59.8 grains ; the heaviest being 64.5. Mr. Bell has a thicker weight of 75.6 grains. P1.79.
Legend : Sri Coda ga (m)ga Deva.
Sri, – with vowel attached or separate or without vowel.
Co, – vowel marks attached or separate; the central triangle of the consonant is usually in lower relief than the rest..
ga(m)ga, – occasionally ra ra.
The visarga is always absent, The head is usually nornal ; in one the vertical line is missing.