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Burma 'Bodawpaya War campaign' bronze Opium Weight, 20 Tical!

Burma 'Bodawpaya War campaign' bronze Opium Weight, 20 Tical!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1800: Item # 1419704
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A beautiful impressive 20 Tical bronze Opium Weight in the shape of a To or Chinthe (beast with Lion and Dog features), issued during King Bodawpayas War campaign from ca. 1782 AD.

Elaborately made in fine high tin content bronze, that gives the surface a slight silvery shine. Small 9-rayed mark on the side.

Weight: 20 tical, ca. 321 grams

Condition: Superb, only fine smooth wear, grey-brown patina.

Reff: See figure 72-73 of Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p. 133-134.

Provenance: Old Danish Private Collection