[RAS Sinhalese 09] Mahāvaṃsa

language : Sinhalese

date : C18th?

244 olas (ka-ti); 525 x 55 mm; 2 cord holes, 7 lines, 120 char., Sinh. medium script, 460 mm; numb. Sinh. letters & European figures in pencil; 2 wooden covers, red lacquered, painted with fine palapeti and liyavala motifs on the rectos, in black, yellow and dark green, illustrated on the first verso with 8 stupa, 2 naga, Adam’s Peak or Samantakūṭapabbata with a big chain (symbolises a handrail to help pilgrims climb the peak?) and the Pada of the Buddha on the top, the lying Buddha in a cave. Illustrated on the 2nd verso with the Bodhi tree and 7 stupa; potsakiya coin inscribed 1717, spread wings eagle, Latin device (Dutch Company). From the beg. up to Uppalavanna, chapter 92. No date. See Jacqueline Filliozat, ‘Survey of the Pāli Manuscript Collection in the Royal Asiatic Society’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1999, Vol. 9, Pt. 1, pp. 35-76. Pagination is written wrongly. There are pages written twice or counted twice such as 84, 222, 231.
In addition, it skips from 201 to 203.