What are the Imperial Lions?
The Imperial Lion is a mighty beast with the body of a lion and the head of a dragon. A symbol of good fortune, happiness and wealth, the lions are said to have a constant desire for silver and jewels, as well as a fierce loyalty to their owners—thus possessing the ability to bring wealth and prosperity to those that own or display them. Not a bad idea for your collection, right?
Typically, the Imperial Lion is displayed in pairs—one male and one female. This presents a balance of strength and wisdom. So it is with this attractive design of a pair of Imperial Lions sitting on a mound of ancient Chinese coins. The male guards a ball, representing supremacy over the world, while the female protects a lion cub, representing gentle guidance and protection from evil spirits. Powerful strength and gentle wisdom—yin and yang.