Weight in the shape of a Hintha bird with a worm – (2482)

Well-worn bronze Hintha bird weight on an octagonal base with a worm-like object, perhaps a snake, hanging from its beak. A lead prop below the tail adds to the weight. Constant use and handling over the years have blurred many of the details but the patina is very nice with shows red brown spots. The weight dates from 18th century. Height 5.0 cm. Width 3.3 cm. Length 4.2 cm. Weight 160 grams.
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