FEW RECORDED EXPENDITURES IN GOLD COINS[ 7-10 CENT AD] ON INSCRIPTIONS

MIHINTALE PLINTH INSCRIPTION OF SENA II[853-887 AD][ IC Vol V pt 1]

This is  regulation issued for the collections of dues from Merchants of 4 districts. It gives approval for officials such as Agricultural officers, Purchase officers, clerks of works office etc. The amount collected from each merchant is specified, these amounts a sngle Klanada to 15 Kalandas of Gold, and the amount work out over 60 Kalanadas of Gold.

BASAVAKULUM PILLAR INSCRIPTION OF SENA II[853-887 AD] IC Vol V pt 1

It is a decree issued by teh King, which prohibit the fishing in Basavakulum Tank.This is the task of the Mayor of Anuradhapura,the culprits fishing nets will be confiscated and they will perform free labour of the resorvior.

The inscriptions states that if the Mayor fails in his duty to stop this fishing, he will be be fined 10 Hunas of Gold.

KALUDIYA POKINA INSCRIPTION Kassayapa V[ 914-923 AD

23 kalandas of Gold donated to Dakinigiri Vihare.

ANURADHAPURA SLAB INSCRIPTIONS Kassayapa V[ 914-923 AD

A long inscription, acounting proceedure etc of Abeygiri and Mihintale Monasteries, mentions daily expenses of fout Akas of Gold. Another 1000 kalanadas of old for purpose of providing robes.

THE STONE CANOE [MAHAPALI] INSCRIPTION AT ANURADHAPURA.Last Qtr of 10 Cent AD

If Kuli [ Gate Tax]is not levied,One Pata of Paddy shall be taken by Mahapali for each Goni[ sack] brought into the city.EZ Vol III page 133- S Paranavitane. sixteen of which is a Goni which is the same as a Drona. This works out to 6 1/2 %  of the value as tax.

EPPAVALA – NO 18 EZ VOL III PAGE 191- S PARANAVITANE.

8 Kalandas of Gold is spent to purchase a Sowing area of a Paya of seed paddy which is roughly equal to Two to Two and half Acres of Paddy land.

Two Kalandas of Gold deposited from the interest of which two Patas of un-split Rice[Mulsal- not broken due to husking], was given daily to the Pamagulu Monastery except during the Vassa.

Here we see money been deposited and the interest paid in paddy or Can we infer that the interest from 2 Kalandas of Gold was enough to supply at least 60 Patas of Rice per month?.

We may get a rough estimation of the cost of that un-split Rice if the rate of interest is given.

MAHINDA IV INSCRIPTION NEAR THE STONE CANOE.

In case of fruit of trees [Oranges, Plantains, Jack and Coconut Trees are mentioned] ,One portion of ten portions shall appropriate in accordance to former customs [ pere sirit] and two aka of gold from each well or linda.

KODUVATTUVANA INSCRIPTION NO 23 INSCRIPTIONS OF CEYLON VOL 5 PT II. PAGE 77

A fine for controvening an Royal Order a fine of Two Akas of Gold.
The fine for abusing or slander is Two Akas of Gold.
A fine for offence of assault is One Kalanda of Gold.
The Fine for belated Ploughing of fields is 5 Kalandas of Gold.

INSCRIPTION OF KING UDAYA IV
The fine for Grievous hurt was Fifty Kalandas of Gold.if accused is  unable to pay the fine, the guilty party’s house will be confiscated.
In case of Murder and aiding and abetting murder a fine of 50 Kalandas of Gold or deported to India..

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