Opium Weight 1/2 Tical Bronze Beast EOW179


This tiny ½ tical beast opium weight with well defined chest beading and a smooth, silvery grey patina is a nice find. Beast weights under 5 tical are far less common than their bird counterparts. This weight would make a nice addition to any collection. 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.

Height: 1.6cm, 0.6 in
Base:  0.9cm, 0.3 in
Weight: 7.3 grams
Form: beast/ lion / chinthe / to
Period:  1752-1767, King Hsinbyushin

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

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