Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 1200-1202

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: AC07-0502
Category: Medieval Coins
Description: Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 1200-1202
Country or State: Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Year: 1200-1202
Period: Polonnaruwa era
Head of State/Ruler: Sahasa Malla
Reign: 1200-1202
Currency: Æ massa
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Obverse: Traditional Lankan massa design of standing king, holding hanging lamp and jasmine blossom
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Reverse: Traditional Lankan massa design of seated king, holding conch shell
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Composition: Bronze
Diameter: ~20.0 mm (Irregualr)
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Weight: 4.25 grams
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Other Catalog Number: Mithchener 840-1; Lapa 7A
State of Conservation: Very Fine (VF), Natural patina
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HISTORICAL NOTES
Sahassa Malla (also known as "the lion-hearted king") was King of Polonnaruwa in the thirteenth century. He ruled the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa from 1200 to 1202. He succeeded Queen Lilavati, 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.