Money Pot

Terramundi Money potTerramundi Money Pot – I have one and I busted into it today.

The little pot was given to me almost three years ago at Christmas by my daughter and grandchildren.  It was getting hard to get more into it and I had a need to be met so I decided it was time.

The little tag which came tied to it says this:

History: This is Etruscan money amphora.  These money pots have been used in Italy for the last 2000 years and their hand thrown design has remained the same.  Examples can be seen in the British Museum.

Tradition: Once the first coin is dropped the money pot must be feed till full, them smashed whilst making a wish.  I t is customary to replace pot and to spend on good things.  Pots bring fortune.  There is a fortune coin in Each Pot.  Hots hold up to $500 in dimes, nickels and quarters.  Terramundi! 

I guess I was supposed to smash it but I’m not Italian.  My Scottish background insisted that we break into the bottom of it so that it could be covered again with a piece of wood or cloth and reused.  I hope that doesn’t affect my luck.

It didn’t have as much in it as I had hoped to cover the costs I’m looking at but I’m pretty much living by faith these days (that is what you do when you are broke but believe you won’t starve) so the rest of it will have to come from somewhere else.

Inside the pot was a coin which says, “Celebrate Your Journey Today”.  so that is wCoins and clayhat I will do.   My journey is taking some different turns and I’ve done a few things a little out of my comfort zone lately so I will celebrate it and journey on believing it will get better.

By the way, when you fill it with only Loonie’s and Toonies (Canadian coins which are one dollar and two dollar coins) it holds about $800.

You can find out more about these interesting little pots at Terramundi Money Pots


About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (, I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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3 Responses to Money Pot

  1. Maybe that’s where the phrase “Jack-pot” came from. Lol

  2. Anand says:

    Never had a breakable pot…and if I had one, I doubt it would be used for collecting money – but quite like the Italians, Indians too have money-pots (made of baked clay) they are called “gullak”(Sounds like good-luck – doesn’t it?)

  3. Joanna Lynn says:

    Very interesting. I feel I’ve learned something new about the pots and Canadian money. I’ll pray for you that your needs will be met.

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