MARKS ON THE OBVERSE OF COINS

The Marks on the Obverse  of Coins.

The description of symbols are on the page The Nature of Sri Lankan Coins.and the Minor symbols of Railed Swastika Series.Thousand of these pieces have been found as stray finds or in isolated cases as hoards. They are found in all ancient sites. They are found ancient sites now identified as  religious building and in house holds and the layer in which they were found C 14 or TL dated.

The drawing of coins like objects that are dug  up or found a stray finds in all parts of the Island of Sri Lanka.On all these finds , the railed swastika  is found on one side, and yet is not considered of any importance by certain Historians or Numismatists .  There has been an effort made by some well known Numismatist to show that this symbol is of no importance and has no value and should be disregarded,. This was found on a coins with a Lion on the other side, but the author did not even mention this symbol, while attempting to show that an inscribed Lion coins of Brahmi script of the 1 Cent Ad was a Marathi Coin of the 4 Cent AD[ R.Walberg- Coins and Token from Ancient Ceylon -2008]. I am making a set of drawing as shown below of these metal pieces which R Walberg states requires for further investigation except as trivial temple tokens or pendent since they have used as pendent[ Does he infer that any object that was used as a pendent should be discarded as been not coins?]. He has quoted a single incident that some of these coins like objects  had been bent , perhaps 0.001 % of the finds , and suggest that we disregard them all[99%], as of no importance , other than as ritual items. I feel that  this point of view needs further investigation before discarding them as of no importance. An attempt study why thess symbols were place adhering to a   systematic arrangement be in order, before we jump to any conclusion as  suggested by R Walberg.What palced on the so called temple token, ritual objects, pendent is analysed below perhaps to find the mind set of the people to which these pieces for a commen item in use , to be lost or dropped and to be found perhaps 2200 to 1500 later.

The marks as they appear of the face of coin , arranged in a clock wise manner is shown .

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