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1955 Myanmar Burma 10 Pyas coin pendant Chinthe lion guard Naypyidaw Mrauk U dragon Taunggyi Monywa Amarapura Sagaing Mingun Rakhine n001780

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Myanmar Burma 10 Pyas {1952-1965} 5S

Period: Union of Burma (1948-1974)

front: Chinze/Chinthe (Burmese half lion half dragon) mythical creature

Chinthe is a leogryph (lion-like creature) that is often seen at the entrances of pagodas and temples in Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Sri Lanka. The chinthe is featured prominently on the Burmese kyat and the Sri Lankan rupee. The chinthe is almost always depicted in pairs, and serve to protect the pagoda. They typically appear as animals, but are sometimes found with human faces.

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 23.4 mm
• weight: 4.46 g
• shape: square/quadrangular (4-sided, with rounded edges, rotated on edge)

• 24" stainless steel ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo}

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