Bronze Frog Opium Weight

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This bronze zoomorphic weight was made using the lost wax method. Great care was taken in weighing the amount of molten metal used in casting to ensure that the weight was accurate. The weights and measures system was subject to the scrutiny of the king or queen. This weight is 250 Kyat/Tical, 2.5 Viss or 4,040 grams.

Extremely Rare Type and Size!

Description

This bronze zoomorphic weight was made using the lost wax method. Great care was taken in weighing the amount of molten metal used in casting to ensure that the weight was accurate. The weights and measures system was subject to the scrutiny of the king or queen. This weight is 250 Kyat/Tical, 2.5 Viss or 4,040 grams.

Extremely Rare Type and Size!

Additional information

Origin

Southeast Asia

Date

19th Century

Dimensions

5.5" x 3" x 3.5"


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