Opium Weight 20 Tical Bronze Beast EOW43


A rare and well-worn opium weight from 16th century Mandalay, Burma, this is one of the oldest beast weights we have been able to offer from our collection. It is from period J, Gear p. 91* and has developed a lot of character over the past 400 plus years.

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Height: 5cm, 2 in
Base: 4cm, 1.57 in
Weight: 20 kyat/tical, 290 grams (kyat mass: 14.5g)
Mouth Appendage: Rod
Base plan: octagonal
Base lines: 3 horizontal lines
Sign: Front Circular Depression
Auxiliary Sign: Absent
Frequency: 10/1000
Period: 1539-1551 King Tabinshwehti
Form: beast

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

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