Wheel of Dharma 50 Cents & Lion with Sword Sri Lanka Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Dharmachakra) (Dhammacakka)
Wheel of Dharma & Lion with Sword 50 Cents Sri Lanka Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Dharmachakra) (Dhammacakka)
Obverse: Dharmachakra (Wheel of Dharma) above Lion with Sword, plus Sun and Moon with Lotus Petals and Rice Sheaves.
Issuer Sri Lanka
Period Democratic Socialist Republic (1972-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 50 Cents
0.50 LKR = USD 0.0014
Currency Rupee (1972-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 2.49 g
Diameter 17.92 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5667
References KM# 135.2b
The national emblem of Sri Lanka features a lion passant, holding a sword in its right forepaw surrounded by petals of a Blue Lotus the national flower of the country. This is placed on top of a traditional grain vase that sprouts sheaves of rice grains that circle the border reflecting prosperity. At top is the Dharmachakra, symbolizing the country's foremost place for Buddhism and just rule. Traditional Sinhalese heraldic symbols for the sun and the moon form the supporters.
The dharmachakra (Sanskrit; Pali: dhammacakka) or wheel of dharma is a widespread symbol used in Indian religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, and especially Buddhism. Historically, the dharmachakra was often used as a decoration in Buddhist temples, statues and inscriptions, beginning with the earliest period of Indian Buddhism to the present. It remains a major symbol of the Buddhist religion today.
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