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Pallava coins found in Ceylon:

South Indian politics constituted a fairly powerful element of instability in the ancient Anuradhapura kingdom of Ceylon. It is well known that the Sinhalese king Manavamma captured power with Pallava assistance and his accession to the Anuradhapura throne marked the beginning of a long period of association with the Pallavas.

The Pallava cast is a standing Lion, quite different from the Sinhalese Lion. 

On the obverse, the Lion is facing right within bead circle, long tail curved upwards, on the reverse there is a large flower pot. In copper, thick.

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