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.
This beast opium weight is classified by *Gear as Group 2, Period D.
Height: 4.3cm, 1.7 in
Base: 2.5cm, 1 in
Weight: 5 kyat/tical, 80 grams (kyat mass: 16g)
Base plan: square
Base lines: 4 rows of horizontal lines
Sign: 9 ray star, visible
Period: *Gear: Group 2, Bb (1796-1819), Mollat: C2A (c.1760)
* Earth to Heaven: The Royal Animal-Shaped Weights of the Burmese Empire Paperback , 2002 by Joan & Donald Gear