Opium Weight 10 Tical Bronze Bird EOW50

From Myawadi, Burma, this bird opium weight has a particularly oxidized patina and the bird sign on the base is clearly distinguishable. This weight is classified by *Gear as Group 2, Period B.

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The style of this bird opium weight is rather uncommon.

Characteristics

Weight: 10 kyat/tical, 163 grams (kyat mass: 15.9g)
Height: 4.9cm, 2 in
Base: 3cm, 1.18 in
Base plan: hexagonal
Base lines: 4 horizontal lines
Sign: bird sign
Period:  1802-1819, King Bodawpaya
Form: bird

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

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