A choice 5 Tical weight of a Late To or Chinthe type, Burma dating 1751-1785 AD.
A wonderfully detailed piece in the high Tin Content bronze that gives the surface a silvery shine. Octagonal base with 4 horisontical lines, 4-ray star mark, Antlerlike horns.
Weight: 79,7 grams
Probably released by Alaungpaya to promote his war against Prome, Toungao and Pego, according to Leif Bering Mikkelsen, reff. Mikkelsen ''Opium Weights'', page 132.
Condition: Condition: Choice, much smooth wear and a nice patina.
Reff: See figure 71 of Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p. 133.
Provenance: Important massive Danish Private Collection of Opium Weights, collected between 1970s-1990 with a focus on the rare to very rare weights from different parts of SE Asia.