This is a pair copy of ancient silver money. I say it copy because I don't think it is really antique. It minted "Inner House" and "pure silver" on the side, BUT I don't think it is made by silver. It is only a silver color. I bought this as model for modern people to see how fine Chinese ancient money did. In the past, silver is a high value metal, people use it as money. And some rich man think only use a stone shape (always minted as stone or sycee) money is too common or meaningless, so there is such lucky animal silver money. Hope this can bring good luck or block bad luck or just want to show off. And Chinese also think pure silver can level off emotion. This is only only means money, but also with functional purpose.
Other than the good meaning behind this silver lion, it also looks very nice. Full of Chinese culture. You can tread this only a Chinese craftwork. It must be a good present for your family or good friends.
It should made of copper. I bought it from a local market of Peking (now known as Beijing, the capital of China).
Buyer pays $11 for shipping with excellent packing (it's quite heavy).
Length : about 1.9 cm
Height : about 5.5 cm
Width : about : 2.3 cm
You can see this side with mint mark on it
Back view : the lower part minted a god of guard, you can see this guard as poster stuck on every door of people's home in the past China.
Latest update : 2016/02/19
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