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 what 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