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Sri Lanka, 1273-1302 AD., Dambadeniya Period, Bhuvanaika Bahu I, 1 Massa, Mitchiner 850-852.

Sri Lanka, Dambadeniya Period, Bhuvanaika Bahu I (Bhuvanaikabahu I), 1273-1302 AD.,
Æ Massa (ø 19 mm / 3,89 g), copper, axes (as pictured) about coin alignment ↑↓ (ca. 200°),
Obv.: Traditional Lankan massa design of standing king. The head consists of an irregular oblong, the right side being a vertical line, from which projects three horizontal stokes representing the nose, mouth and chin. The crown bulging outwards at the back. The two curved lines on either side of the legs slightly turned upwards at the end indicate a person wearing a 'dhoti', and standing on a lotus stalk with flower to the right. The forearm is bent sharply down; the hand grasps the hanging lamp. The right side elbow is curved down with the arm turned upwards holds a flower presumed to be a jasmine blossom. To the right are five dots or spheres. A rim of 40 to 43 beads.
Rev.: Sri / bhu va / ni ka / ba hu , traditional Lankan massa design of seated king, head and crown as on obverse. Arm is raised upwards and the hand holds a conch shell, Devanagari legend in 4 lines on r.
Mitchiner NIS 850-852 . http://coins.lakdiva.org/medievallanka/dambadeniya.html

From http://coins.lakdiva.org/medievallanka/dambadeniya.html : VijayaBahu IV (1271-1273) now was sole king, but was assassinated, by his general Mitta, who seated himself on the lion throne. His younger brother, BhuvanaikaBahu succeeded in escaping; the usurper failing to secure allegiance of the south Indian mercenaries, who had been won over by the true heir, was murdered, and the BhuvanaikaBahu I (1273-1284) crowned and reigned eleven years. Early in his reign he had to deal with a Pandyan invasion, which he repelled ; thereafter he lived for a few years at Dambadeniya, and then removed to Yapahu. A Dhamila general Ariyacakkavattin laid waste Lanka and the sacred Tooth Relic and all the costly treasures he seized and made over to Pandu king Kulasekhara (1268-1308). BhuvanaikaBahu's son ParakramaBahu III (1302-1310) seeing no other means visited the Pandu King and by friendly negotiations, inclined him favourably and brought back the Tooth Relic to Lanka.

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