Amulet I.D. Methods

This section contain various identification methods to determine the authenticity of certain high value Thai amulets. Counterfeit Thai amulets are prominent in the amulet market where scammers are looking to make a quick profit. It is important for consumers to understand how to I.D. these higher value Thai amulets before they proceed to purchase. 

Each batch of amulets consecrated will have its own distinct traits which are hard for scammers to duplicate. These traits can be used as an I.D. for the amulet to help us differentiate the reals from the fakes. In this section, we will provide necessary information for consumers to correctly I.D. these traits.  This page will be updated weekly so please check back in for the latest updates. Feel free to email us for any special request . 

 

LP TOH OF WAT PRADOOCHIMPLEE I.D. METHODS

Picture of Luang Pu Toh

LP Toh of Wat Pradoochimplee is considered as one of the all time great monks. He lived from B.E. 2430 - B.E. 2524 and passed away at the high age of 93. Many people get confused between 'Somdej Toh' and 'Luang Pu Toh'. Please make special note that they are not the same person. 'Somdej Toh' of Wat Rakang is arguably the greatest monk  of all time and the creator of Phra Somdej. He lived from B.E. 2331- B.E. 2415. All his amulets are extremely powerful and rare, the prices fetch up towards 1,000,000 - 2,000,000 Baht. 'Luang Pu Toh' was born 15 years after the death of 'Somdej Toh', so he is a generation generation younger. LP Toh is well known for creating efficacious amulets and his Phra Pidta series are especially popular. All his amulets are valuable and have steadily increased in price since the day they were consecrated. 

 

Phra Pidta 'Mahaseneh'

 

 LP Toh Phra Pidta Mahaseneh Nur Phong Kesorn BE2518

Phra Pidta Mahaseneh Nur Phong Kesorn 

LP Toh Phra Pidta Mahaseneh Nur Phong Bailan B.E. 2518 

Phra Pidta Mahaseneh Nur Phong Bailan

 Phra Pidta Mahaseneh is the 1st batch of Phra Pidta's consecrated by LP Toh of Wat Pradoochimplee. This pidta was bless in B.E. 2518 during Khao Pansa (Buddhist lent season).  Phra Pidta Mahaseneh is extremely efficacious in increasing attraction and popularity. A total of 3,000 pcs were consecrated in Nur Phong Bailan & 33,000 pcs consecrated in Nur Phong Kesorn.

Quantities Consecrated-

Nur Phong Bailan = 3,000 pcs

Nur Phong Kesorn = 33.000 pcs                                                                                                         

I.D. Method

LP Toh Phra PIdta Mahaseneh Nur Phong Kesorn B.E. 2518 Method of Authenticity

LP Toh Phra PIdta Mahaseneh Nur Phong Kesorn B.E. 2518 Method of Authenticity (Back Side)

  1. Grooves in between the fingers are deep. Hands cover the face of the Phra Pidta Completely.
  2. Left shoulder of the Phra Pidta (Right side for the person looking at the Phra Pidta) is slightly bigger than the right shoulder.
  3. The very bottom tip of the right leg of the Phra Pidta is curved slightly upwards and connected to the belly.
  4. Belly button is wide around round.
  5. The Thai letters read 'Luang Pu' in Thai. The Thai letters should look boxy and distinct.
  6. The Thai letters read 'Toh' in Thai. The Thai letters should look boxy and distinct.
  7. Back side of the amulet is flat. 

 

Phra Pidta Mahalap (Jumbo 1)

Example Color Range of Phra Pidta Mahalap(Jumbo 1)

Phra Pidta Jumbo 1 was consecrated by LP Toh in B.E. 2520 to celebrate his 90th birthday. When this amulet was first released, many people commented about the amulet being too big and the renting price was too high. The price of Phra Pidta Jumbo 1 when it first came out was 100 baht. Many of LP Toh's followers were solders and policeman and they tested the amulet by attempting to shoot the amulet with their guns. However, each time they would fail because their gun would not fire and thus leaving the amulet intact. By the year of B.E. 2553, the price of this amulet has already increased to over 100,000 baht. 

Quantities Consecrated-

Nur Phong Bailan With 1 Silver Takrut = 1,272 pcs

Nur Phong Kesorn With 1 Silver Takrut = 57 pcs

Nur Phong Somdej With 1 Silver Takrut = 16 pcs

I.D. Method

LP Toh Phra Pidta Mahalap (Jumbo 1) B.E. 2520 for ID Purposes (Front Side)

 LP Toh Phra Pidta Mahalap (Jumbo 1) B.E. 2520 for ID Purposes (Back Side)

                                                  

  1. The middle finger of the right hand of the Phra Pidta (left side for the person looking) is the longest finger.
  2. The bottom tip of the right ear is rested over the right shoulder. The features on both ears should be clear and distinct. 
  3. The very bottom edge of the left leg of the Phra Pidta is slightly curved upwards. 
  4. The fingers are quite straight with deep and distinct grooves in between the fingers.
  5. Little White spots visible on the Amulet. 
  6. The very bottom edge of the right leg of Phra Pidta is slightly touching the left elbow of the Phra Pidta.

 Phra Sivali Loop-Kai

Phra Sivali Loop-Kai simply means Phra Sivali amulet in oval shape. This amulet was consecrated in B.E.2521. A total of 21,370 pieces consecrated in Nur Phong Kesorn and 1,488 pieces in Nur Phong Bailan. Please do make special note that both materials are inserted with 1 silver takrut at the bottom of the amulet. Since limited pieces were made for Nur Phong Bailan, so the price for Nur Bailan will be approximately 2-3X more expensive than Nur Kesorn. 

Color Range of LP Toh Phra Sivali Loop-Kai (Sample0

Color Range Sample For Phra Sivali Loop-Kai.

Bailan Ranges color from grey to dark brownish black.

Kesorn Ranges color for Khaki to Dark Brown Color.

 

I.D. Method

LP Toh Phra Sivali Loop-Kai BE 2521 (ID) (Front)

  1.  The facial features including eyes, nose, mouth and ear should be somewhat recognisable.
  2. The very tip of the tent umbrella sharpens drastically like a needle.
  3. The alms bowl looks very 3-D. 
  4. The rice crop on both side of Phra Sivali's feet look beautiful, distinct and clear.
  5. There are 3 protruding line marking underneath the feet.
  6. Folded stamping marks around the edge/borders on the back side of the amulet.
  7. Lang Yant Na (Sacred Yant of LP Toh)

Phra Sivali Si-Lam

Phra Sivali Si-Lam simply means square shape Phra Sivali amulet. This amulet was consecrated in B.E. 2521 by LP Toh. All total of 4000 pcs were made all in Nur Phong Kesorn. Most pieces have 1 silver takrut insert at the bottom, but some rare pieces are inserted with 2 takrut, Additionally, there are some pieces that are soaked in holy water.

LP Toh Phra Sivali Nur Phong Kesorn Color Range (Show)

Color Range of Phra Sivali from Pale yellow to Dark Brown

 

I.D. Method

LP Toh Phra Sivali Si-Lam Nur Phong Kesorn

 LP Toh Phra Sivali Si-Lam BE 2521

  1. The facial features including eyes, nose, mouth and ear should be somewhat sharp and distinct. The facial features on the pim si-lam is clearer than pin Loop-kai.
  2. The very tip of the tent umbrella sharpens drastically like a needle.
  3. The alms bowl looks very 3-D. 
  4. The rice crop on both side of Phra Sivali's feet look beautiful, distinct and clean.
  5. There are 3 protruding line marking underneath the feet.
  6. Folded stamping marks around the edge/borders on the back side of the amulet.
  7. Lang Yant-Tee (Sacred Yant of LP Toh)

 

Phra Somdej Prokpo KhaoSanDam(黑米化石)

LP Toh Phra Somdej Prokpo Khaosandam (Front) (Show)

Phra Somdej Prokpo KaoSanDam

 

LP Toh Phra Somdej KaoSanDam (Back) (Sample)

Back Side of Phra Somdej Prokpo KhaoSanDam

Phra Somdej Prokpo KhaoSanDam was consecrated by LP Toh in B.E.2516. The back side Lang Yant Tee is embedded with fossilised holy black rice. A total of 7,500 pieces were consecrated. 

 

I.D. Methods

  1. The gallery design on the circled in red is clear and distinct. The grooves are deep.
  2. The Ushinish (Buddha Hair) Is clear and distinct. 
  3. The space in between the left armpit of the Phra is raised slightly higher than the right armpit.
  4. A very thin protruding line in between the sitting buddha and the lotus bottom.

Somdej Prokpo Phim Lek Lang Yant-Tee

 

LP Toh Phra Somdej Pim Lek Lang Yant Tee Nur Phong Kesorn 1st Pim (Show)

Phra Somdej Pim Lek Lang Yant-Tee 1st Pim Nur Kesorn

 

LP Toh Phra Somdej Pim Lek Lang Yant-Tee 2nd Pim Nur Phong Kesorn

Phra Somdej Pim Lek Lang Yant-Tee 2nd Pim Nur Kesorn

Phra Somdej Pim Lek Lang Yant-Tee there are 2 models created. The front side of the amulet is the same for both models, but the back side is slightly different. The lang yant-tee on the back of the 1st model is clearer/sharper and the thickness of the piece is thicker. A total of 300 pcs of Nur Phong Bailan were consecrate and 1200 pieces of Nur Phong Kesorn were created for the '1st model'. A total of 31,000 pieces in kesorn were consecrated for the 2nd model.