Opium Weight 5 Tical Bronze Bird EOW63

$195.00

Made by the Shan ethnic minority of Burma, this 5 tical bird opium weight has a pleasing form like all Shan weights. The Shan were renowned for their superior bronze casting skills. The patina has developed some green oxidization, particularly on one side, possibly due to laying on the earth before being discovered. *Gear Group 2, Period B

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Characteristics

Height: 4.1cm, 1.6 in
Base: 2.4cm, 1 in
Weight: 5 kyat/tical, 81 grams (kyat mass: 15.9g)
Base plan: hexagonal
Base lines: Four
Sign: bird sign (no longer distinguishable)
Frequency: 49/1000
Period:  1796-1819
Form: bird

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

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