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Sri Lanka, 1200-1202 AD., Kingdom of Polonnaruwa, King Sahasa Malla, 1 Massa, Mitchiner NISWC 840-841.

Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Polonnaruwa Kingdom, King Sahasa Malla (1200 - 1202), 1200 - 1202 AD.,
1 Massa / Æ 21 / Kavanahu (19-20 mm / 4,24 g), copper, axes irregular alignment ↑↘ (ca. 130°), plain edge,
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 / ma tSa / ha sa / Ma lla , (in Nagari letters) , 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 NISWC 840-841 .

Sahassa Malla (also known as "The lion hearted king") was King of Polonnaruwa in the thirteenth century, who ruled from 1200 to 1202. He succeeded Lilavati as king of Polonnaruwa, who was removed from the throne by her co-Ministers. He was deposed by General Ayasmantha and succeeded by Kalyanavati. He was the younger brother of Nissanka Malla.

Polonnaruwa (Sinhalese - පොළොන්නරුව, Tamil - பொலநறுவை, previously "ஜனநாதமண்டலம்") was an ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka.
The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 AD to reunite the country once more under a local leader.

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