Opium Weight 20 Tical Rare Golden Hamsa EOW45

From Mandalay, Burma, this 18th century bird opium weight one of the prettiest opium weights in our collection. We were instantly struck by its beautiful form, patina and fine condition. The opportunity to acquire weights of this caliber doesn’t present itself often.

The style of this opium weight is particularly rare. The extremities of the weight are virtually pristine.

Height: 5cm, 2 in
Base: 3.2cm, 1.2 in
Weight: 10 kyat/tical, 159grams (kyat mass: 15.9g)
Base plan: octagonal
Base lines: 4 horizontal lines
Sign: 6 ray star
Tail: V – shaped
Frequency: 19/1000
Period:  1757-1767, King Alaungpaya
Form: bird, ‘Golden Hamsa’

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