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Sri Lanka (Ceylon), c. 4th - 5th Century A.D., Indo-Roman Imitative
Sri Lanka is a small island nation around 31 km from south of India. Annius Plocamus, a Roman freedman, visited the island, spurring Sri Lanka to send a delegation to Rome during the reign of Claudius. A Roman named Sopatros traveled to Sri Lanka, probably in the 5th century. The ancient port of Mantota may have been an important port of call between China and Rome.
BB13750. Bronze AE 16, Indo-Roman imitative, F, typical flat strike, weight
1.351g, maximum diameter
16.4mm, obverse bust
right, pseudo-legend around (dots); reverse
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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