LP Thuad BE 2502 Series 2 – Wat Changhai

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The Luang Pu Thuad Rien, Model 2, from BE 2502, was the second medallion series created by Phra Ajarn Tim of Wat Chang Hai, following the first “samma” medallion series. This second model features an oval shape and was produced in various materials such as gold, alloy, and blackened red brass. Due to the high demand from the faithful devotees of Luang Pu Thuad amulets, multiple molds and presses were used to ensure a sufficient quantity of medallions.

The Model 2 medallions can be categorized into two main types based on the size of the beaded edge on the front of the medallion: small beaded and large beaded. Each type can be further divided into several sub-molds:

Large Beaded Edge (Big Fish Egg)

  1. Wood Pattern Block
  2. Phoo Yoi Block (Drooping Bud)
  3. Rain Line Block
  4. Standard Block

Small Beaded Edge (Small Fish Egg)

  1. Long Phoo Yoi Block
  2. Large Face, Short Phoo Yoi Block
  3. Old Face, Short Phoo Yoi Block
  4. Gold Block, 3 Lines on Forehead
  5. Gold Block, 2 Lines on Forehead

The most popular type of the Model 2 medallion is the “Wood Pattern” block, notable for the spelling of “Chang Hai” as “Chang Hoi”. This version is highly valued and considered second only to the first model medallion. In pristine condition, with original blackened finish and intact features, such medallions can fetch serious sums of money, particularly if the nose is not flattened and the original blackening is intact.

Description of the Medallion

  • Front: The oval-shaped medallion features an image of Luang Pu Thuad in full meditation posture. Above his head is an inscription in ancient Khmer script: “Na Mo Bodhisatto Akantimaya Iti Bhagawa.” Flanking his knees are half-body elephant figures with raised trunks, and beneath his likeness is the Thai inscription “Luang Pu Thuad Wat Chang Hai.”
  • Back: The reverse side displays a half-body image of Phra Kru Visai Sophon (Tim Dhamma Tharo). Above his head is another ancient Khmer inscription: “Na Mo Buddha Ya Na Mo Pa Dha Cha Bha Ka Sa.” Below the image is the Thai inscription “Phra Kru Visai Sophon (Tim).”

There’s a saying among believers that goes, “Those who hang Luang Pu Thuad amulets will not die in disgrace.” This belief reflects the widespread trust and faith in the amulet community. However, it’s important to remember that accumulating merit and behaving well are essential. The blessings of Buddhist virtues will be multiplied, along with adhering to the teachings imparted by venerable teachers.

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