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14-1-21
No. 14-1-21
Chinthe 2B, prior to 1837

weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1.607 g)
height: 121 mm / 4.76 in
verification mark: 9-rayed star
base: square

A magnificent treasure of a Chinthe 2B weight with extraordinary design, such as the handle, the joint between handle and tail, the two lateral tail decorations slightly bent upwards, two special fangs, chest and detailed paws, rich brown shining patina.
Because it was not uncommon to use a bigger weight as a hammer, also here traces of nails heads appear on the bottom of the base.



21-1-12
No. 21-1-12


Chinthe 2B
Burma, prior to 1837


weight: 1/2 viss, 50 tical (808 g)
height: 93 mm / 3.66 in

verification mark: precise 9-rayed star base right
base: square

Original Chinthe 2B weight in good condition.
Special base decoration. Remnants of black coating.



No. 11-2-57
No. 11-2-57


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 1 viss (1.627 g)
height: 11,7 cm / 4,61 in

age: late 18th century

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

collector's piece, cleaned and oiled (from old Burmese collection in Maymyo)



No. 2
No. 2
Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2

weight: 1 Viss (1.595 g)

age: ca. 1780

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square



No. 21-1-10
No. 21-1-10
Chinthe 2A
Burma, ca. 1760


weight: 50 tical (783 g)
height: 90 mm / 3.54 in

verification mark: precise 9-rayed star, base right

base: square

superb natural grown patina, rich remnants of black coating, band of notches around the upper rim of the base
old market weight with signs of use over the centuries, 4 copper inlays lost



21-2-03
No. 21-2-03

Chinthe 2B
Burma, prior to 1837


weight: 1/2 viss, 50 tical (755 g)
height: 93 mm / 3.66 in

verification mark: 9-rayed star not visible anymore
base: square

worn, smooth surface, probably cleaned with a wire brush (what left fine scratches, especially to the base), eyes barely visible, otherwise good condition



37
No. 37


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 1 viss (1.645 g)

age: ca. 1780

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

Beautiful dark patina, demage base right and bottom



11-2-12
No. 11-2-12
Chinthe 1, Gears group 2

weight: 50 tical (775 g)

age: ca. 1730

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal



No. 11-2-58
No. 11-2-58


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 1/2 viss, 50 tical (806 g)
height: 9,8 cm / 3,86 in

age: late 18th century

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

Good condition, remarkable long beard



No. 3
No. 3


Chinthe 2A, Gears group 2


weight: 1/2 viss (778 g)

age: ca. 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

Copper inlays (typical for C2A), rare 50 tical lion



17-1-21
No. 17-1-21

Chinthe 2A, circa 1760


weight: 1/2 viss / 50 tical (718 g)
height: 80 mm / 3.46 in
verification mark: precise 9-rayed star mark
base: square

This well worn Chinthe weight stands on a square, beautiful elaborated base with a precise 9-rayed star mark. The copper inlay on the back of the right side is already lost. Left side on the back a large inlay seems to be remained, but not clear to identify under the rich shining patina. Even worn, it's a lovely collector's piece.



No. 12-6-47
No. 12-6-47


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (307 g)
height: 71 mm / 2,8 in

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star is hardly visible

base: square with a surrounding frieze of notches and horizontal lines

yellow coating with traces of gilding (gold leaf), knobbed handle, with all signs of wear and tear in good condition


No. 15-1-01
No. 15-1-01
Chinthe 2B, prior to 1837

weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1.580 g)
height: 114 mm / 4.49 in

verification mark: 9-rayed star (barely visisble)

base: square

The surface shows a fascinating multicolor patina from red to green, brown and partly trace of black coating. A beautiful example of a one peiktha market weight with the signs of use over the centuries.

Provenance: German collection. Acquired ca. 1980 in Burma.



No. 12-6-01
No. 12-6-01


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (320 g)
height: 71 mm / 2,8 in

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

brown patina, verification mark almost disappeared, apart from that in very good condition



Set 20-10-2
Set 20-10-2


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2

Set of three weights

weight: 20 tical(326 g), 10 tical (156 g), 2 tical (32 g)

age: Prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

All three pieces with very beautiful patina



No. 12-6-34
No. 12-6-34


Chinthe 2B


weight: 20 tical (309 g)
height: 68 mm / 2.68 in

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

strongly worn, smooth surface, attractive brown patina, verification mark almost disappeared



No. 14-1-12
No. 14-1-12


Chinthe 2B with red lacquer (!)


weight: 20 tical (318 g)
height: 71 mm / 2.8 in

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

remnants of red lacquer (!), attractive brown patina, good condition with some scratches on the base



No. 14-1-13
No. 14-1-13

Chinthe 2B, prior to 1837


weight: 20 tical (315 g)
height: 68 mm / 2.68 in

verification mark: 9-rayed star (barely visible)

base: square

base decoration with two lines of notches, foundry mark on the back of the base (circle with dot), handle with two line decoration, good condition



No. 10-1-03
No. 10-1-03
Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2

weight: 20 tical (320 g)

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square



No. 10-1-05
No. 10-1-05


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (328 g)

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

During the last decades this lion has developed a rough surface with a unique dark black-brown patina - truly a collector's item



10-1-06
No. 10-1-06
Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2

weight: 20 tical (314 g)

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square



34
No. 34

Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (315 g)

age: ca. 1780

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

Cleaned



No. 4
No. 4

Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 20 Tical (320 g)

age: ca. 1780

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

Tall base



No. 12-1-34
No. 12-1-34



Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 10 tical (147 g)
height: 54 mm / 2,13 in

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: no longer visible

base: square

strongly worn with loss of material, wonderful smoth surface, breathtaking dark patina with color shades in read-brown and green



No. 10-2-07
No. 10-2-07


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 10 tical (156 g)

age: ca. 1780

verification mark: almost disappeared

base: square

Very beautiful patina, nice slender shape (!), found in a village near Bagan



No. 5
No. 5

Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 10 Tical (160 g)

age: ca. 1780

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square



No. 12-6-35
No. 12-6-35

Chinthe 2B, prior to 1837


weight: 10 tical (158 g)
height: 55 mm / 2.17 in

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

dark patina, seldom seen base decoration with a double line of notches, very good condition



16-2-09
No. 16-2-09
Chinthe 2A, circa 1760
Burma (Myanmar)


weight mass: 10 tical (160 g)
height: 54 mm / 2.13 in
verification mark: precise 9-rayed star mark
base: square

remarkable:
Two elongated copper inlays on each side of the body. Unusual base decoration (rows of vertical notches), silver-greyish patina, rare good condition.



No. 10-1-04
No. 10-1-04

Chinthe 2B, prior to 1837


weight: 20 tical (326 g)

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square



No. 10-2-08
No. 10-2-08


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 10 tical (146 g)

age: ca. 1780

verification mark: already disappeared

base: square

smooth surface, nice slender shape (!)



No. 14-1-10
No. 14-1-10

Chinthe 2A with copper inlays, ca. 1760


weight: 20 tical (306 g)
height: 67 mm / 2.6 in

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

rare Chinthe 2A with beautiful symmetric copper inlays on both sides of the body, attractive dark patina, special base design, market weight with all signs of daily use



No. 14-1-11
No. 14-1-11

Chinthe 2A, ca. 1760


weight: 20 tical (317 g)
height: 67 mm / 2.6 in

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

special base design, dark shining patina, good condition, wear and tear



No. 11-2-60
No. 11-2-60



Chinthe 2A / 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 5 and 4 tical (78 g / 64 g)

age: ca. 1760/1780

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

Nice detailed shape
5 tical weight with Burmese characters bottom side
4 tical weight with additional mark (owners mark?) back of the base



11-3-04
No. 11-3-04


Chinthe 2A, Gears group 2


weight: 5 tical (80 g)

height: 4,3 cm / 1,69 in

age: ca. 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square



No. 12-6-05
No. 12-6-05

Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 2 tical (32 g)
height: 29 mm / 1,14 in

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

rare beautiful piece in excellent condition with smoth shining surface, verification mark under the base clear visible



No. 12-1-42
No. 12-1-42


Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 1/2 tical (8 g)
height: 19 mm / 0,75 in

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star on the bottom of the base

base: square

rich dark patina, verification mark even one of the smallest weights, 0,5 tical weights are very rare, especially in this excellent condition



No. 12-1-43
No. 12-1-43



Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 1/4 tical (4 g)
height: 14 mm / 0,59 in

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star on the bottom of the base

base: square

rich dark patina, verification mark even one of the smallest weights, 0,25 tical weights are very rare, especially in this perfect condition, very fine and detailed worked bronze



No. 12-6-06
No. 12-6-06



Chinthe 2B, Gears group 2


weight: 2 tical (32 g)
height: 29 mm / 1.14 in

age: prior to 1837

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

beautiful weight in very good condition with smoth surface, verification mark under the base clear visible



16-2-13
No. 16-2-13
Chinthe 2A, circa 1760

weight mass: 20 tical (310 g)
height: 66 mm / 2.6 in
verification mark: 9-rayed star mark still visible
base: square

remarkable:
large shining copper inlays, square and triangular on each side of the body, good condition with impressive dark patina



No.12-C-01
No. 12-C-01



Chinthe 2A


weight: 20 tical (312 g)

height: 65 mm / 2.56 in

age: ca. 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

7 symmetric placed copper-inlays (2 large inlays on both sides of the body, 1 large inlay on the chest and both eyes with copper-inlays), collector's item!



16-2-12
No. 16-2-12
Chinthe 2A, circa 1760
Burma (Myanmar)


weight mass: 10 tical (155 g)
height: 53 mm / 2.09 in
verification mark: 9-rayed star mark nearly vanished
base: square

remarkable:
strongly worn, two almost square copper inlays on each side of the body


No. 13-3-20
No. 13-3-20

Chinthe C2A


weight: 20 tical (323 g)
height: 67 mm / 2,6 in

age: ca. 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

great example of C2A-form with wonderful dark shining patina, unique copper inlays at the top of the tail and as a diamonds back right, beautiful stepped base, rare perfect condition



No. 13-3-19
No. 13-3-19




Chinthe C2A


weight: 20 tical (318 g)
height: 67 mm / 2,6 in

age: ca. 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

four copper inlays (two left, two right), unique mane decoration, stepped base, impressive rich dark patina, tip of the tail broken off long ago, already covered with patina



No.10-1-11
No. 10-1-11




Chinthe 2A, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (324 g)

height: 66 mm / 2.6 in

age: ca. 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

rich traces of black coating (lacquer ?), wonderful dark patina, two small copper inlays, excellent condition



No. 12-6-09
No. 12-6-09


Chinthe 2A, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (309 g)
height: 65 mm / 2,56 in

age: ca. 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

a rare collector's piece,
lion weight with 7 symmetric placed copper-inlays (2 large inlays on both sides of the body, 1 large inlay on the chest and both eyes with small copper-inlays) with rich traces of dark coating, strongly worn, dark grey patina



10-2-01
No. 10-2-01


Chinthe 2A


weight: 20 tical (316 g)

age: 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

Copper inlays front left and right, nice dark patina



No. 12-1-32
No. 12-1-32


Chinthe 2A, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (310 g)
height: 64 mm / 2,52 in

age: ca. 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

Two circular copper-inlays symmetrically arranged on both sides of the body, strongly worn, rich dark patina, a beautiful rare examlpe for the weight standard Chinthe C2A



No. 12-1-35
No. 12-1-35

Chinthe 2A, Gears group 2


weight: 5 tical (74 g)
height: 40 mm / 1,57 in

age: ca. 1760

verification mark: 9-rayed star

base: square

copper-inlay back right, smoth surface, strongly worn, rich dark patina



No.11-2-90
No. 11-2-90

Chinthe 2A, Gears group 2


weight: 10 tical (151 g)

height: 4,8 cm / 1,89 in

age: Late 18th century

verification mark: Almost disappeared

base: square

wonderful smooth surface with dark patina, strongly worn, eyes and decoration lines not visible anymore



No. 6
No. 6
Chinthe, Gears group 2

weight: 10 Tical (160 g)

age: 18th c.(?)

Varification mark: possibly 9-11 rayed star (?)

base: square

possibly not genuine, dubious verification mark



16-2-02
No. 16-2-02

Chinthe 1, traces of red lacquer, ca. 1730


weight: 20 tical (326 g)
height: 67 mm / 2.64 in
verification mark: 4-rayed star
base: octagonal

traces of red lacquer, rich shining patina, very good condition.



15-1-03
No. 15-2-03

Chinthe 1, ca. 1730


weight mass: 20 tical (326 g)
height: 67 mm / 2.64 in
verification mark: 4-rayed star
base: octagonal

remarkable:
Distinctive attributes, such as the long tip of the tail and the beard. Attractive, nearly black patina. Excellent condition.


No. 18-1-16
No. 18-1-16
Chinthe 1, circa 1730

weight: 20 tical (312 g)
height: 64 mm / 2.52 in

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal

It's a 300 years old Royal Burmese bronze weight in the shape of a lion.
Dark, almost black patina. Smooth surface. Worn, but good condition.

trefoil mouth appandage, rich traces of black coating



No. 18-1-17
No. 18-1-17
Chinthe 1, circa 1730

weight: 20 tical (306 g)
height: 64 mm / 2.52 in

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal

It's a 300 years old Royal Burmese bronze weight in the shape of a lion.
Beautiful dark patina. Curved mane. Smooth surface. Worn, but good condition.

trefoil mouth appandage, notches on the legs depicting the hairs, three horizontal lines around the base



16-1-07
No. 16-1-07

Chinthe 1, ca. 1730


weight mass: 20 tical (320 g)
height: 67 mm / 2.64 in
verification mark: 4-rayed star
base: octagonal

remarkable:
a perfect example of a Chinthe 1, attractive, dark silvery patina, very good condition.


13-3-10
No. 13-3-10



Chinthe 1


weight: 20 tical (313 g)
height: 69 mm / 2.7 in
verification mark: 4-rayed star

age: ca. 1730

base: octagonal

Remarkable:
unique design, tall body with special tail-shape, long neck, mouth appendage similar to Hintha 1C, minor traces of black coating, silver-grey patina



No. 10-1-08
No. 10-1-08


Chinthe 1, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (319 g)

age: ca. 1730

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal



No. 11-2-86
No. 11-2-86

Chinthe 1, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (322 g)

age: ca. 1730

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal



35
No. 35
Chinthe 1, Gears group 2

weight: 20 tical (315 g)

age: ca. 1730

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal



No. 13-3-18
No. 13-3-18



Chinthe 1, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (312 g)

height: 65 mm / 2.56 in

age: ca. 1730

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal

beautiful dark, partly greenish patina, trefoil mouth appendage, very good condition



No. 10-1-09
No. 10-1-09
Chinthe 1, Gears group 2

weight: 10 tical (160 g)

age: ca. 1730

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal

Originally black lacquered !!



No. 11-2-84
No. 11-2-84

Chinthe 1, Gears group 2


weight: 5 tical (78 g)

age: ca. 1730

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal

smooth surface, rich dark patina



No. 11-3-10
No. 11-3-10



Chinthe 1, Gears group 2


weight: 2 tical (31 g)

age: ca. 1730

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal

green patina with incrustation, clear visible verification mark under the base



No. 11-2-85
No. 11-2-85

Chinthe 1, Gears group 2


weight: 2 tical (29 g)

age: ca. 1730

verification mark: 4-rayed star

base: octagonal

smooth surface, rich dark patina, strongly worn, clear visible mark under the base


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