Epigraphy and Numismatics

A large amount of Epigraphy and various types of coins circulated in ancient Sri Lanka are scattered in various areas of the island. The backing extended by these documents and coins which give correct information on various historical events to build the history of Sri Lanka is really praiseworthy.
Legal possession of these documents and coins enriched with invaluable historical importance has been entrusted to the Epigraphy and Numismatics Division. To inculcate awareness among the public that a more rationalized history can be written embodying the events and activities that are hidden in these archives and coins and to preserve them for posterity is the role of the Epigraphy and Numismatics Division.
The future vision, mission, and role of this division have been formulated with the intention of inheriting the Epigrapical and numismatic heritage to the future generation of Sri Lanka.
Role of the Division
Identification and registration 
Estampage of archives
Preserving and maintenance
Reading of Archives
Conducting research
Protection of archives.
Indexing Inscriptions
Recording Historical Epigraphy
Indexing Coins
Publication of Inscriptions
Translations and Name Boards
Copying and Registration
Contact Us
+94 112 - 2695609 / numepi@gmail.com

Epigraphy and Numismatics Division,
Sir Marcus Fernando Avenue,
Department of Archaeology,
Colombo 07.
Department of Archaeology
Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha,
Colombo - 07, Sri Lanka.

Phone : +94 11 2692840, +94 11 2692841
Fax : +94 11 2696250
Email : info@archaeology.gov.lk
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