,

Opium Weight 2 Tical Bronze Beast / Toe EOW195

$325.00

This 2 tical beast / toe opium weight is in exceptional condition with a wonderful patina, chest beading, and a clearly visible 9 ray star sign on the under-surface. This particular styling is one of the most aesthetically pleasing of all of the beast forms. Due to their diminutive size, these 2 tical weights were easily lost and so are rarely seen when weight hunting in Burma, Laos, and Thailand.

This weight is classified by *Gear as Group 2, Period E.

Availability: In stock

The beast weight is thought to represent the Bodhisattva, or one who seeks enlightenment out of compassion to release others from suffering, as well as the Chakravartin, a divine universal monarch.

Characteristics

Height: 2.7cm, 1.06 in
Base:  2cm, 0.79 in
Weight: 32 grams
Base plan: Octagonal
Base lines: 3 horizontal
Sign: under-surface of base 9 ray star
Form: toe / beast
Period:  1752-1767, King Hsinbyushin
* Earth to Heaven: The Royal Animal-Shaped Weights of the Burmese Empire Paperback , 2002 by Joan & Donald Gear

Read more about our Opium Weight Collection
View Burma Photo Gallery

Scroll to Top