Seated king, SRIMA SAHASA MALLA in Brahmi in two vertical lines in the left field / King standing, small altar in the left field, various dots and decorations in fields. 21mm, 4.24 grams. Mitchiner NIS 837-839. SKU T622-52188
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.