Opium Weight 10 Tical Bronze Bird EOW180

$325.00

Made by the Shan ethnic minority of Burma, this charming 10 tical bird opium weight has a lovely, naturally worn patina with some green oxidization and pleasing form. The Shan were renowned for their superior bronze casting skills.

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Characteristics

Height: 5.1cm, 2 in
Base: 3cm, 1.2 in
Weight: 10 kyat/tical, 155 grams (kyat mass: 15.9g)
Base plan: hexagonal
Base lines: Four
Sign: bird sign (partially distinguishable)
Frequency: 49/1000
Period:  1796-1819
Form: bird

* Source: Earth to Heaven: The Royal Animal-Shaped Weights of the Burmese Empire Paperback –2002 by Joan & Donald Gear

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