A gorgeous golden Emperor’s Seal featuring a Temple Lion biting on a string of coins and surrounded by auspicious wealth enhancing symbols. The four Chinese characters (Cheng Xin Shi Jin) on the bottom of the seal literally means “honesty is gold”, it can be understood as “honesty is the best policy”.
Temple Lions are mythical animals and guardians of the heavenly gate. They have fear-inspiring faces and muscular bodies and are believed to be protectors that ward off evil influences and spirits. Since ancient times, the protective guardian Temple Lions were placed in front of all the palaces and temples. It is their task to probe the mind and intentions of the entering guest. It is said that people with good thoughts can pass by the Temple Lions unhindered, but they see through bad people and refuse them entry. The Temple Lions also nourish Chi that enters the home or business premises and thus bring in good fortune.