Terramundi Money Pots
These exceptional, terracotta money pots are hand thrown in Italy and hand painted in London. They stand between 17cms and 19 cms in height and there are over 30 vivid designs making it the perfect gift for a new baby, birthday, special occasion or as a sleek, contemporary, conversation piece in your home.
History - The Terramundi is an ‘Etruscan Money Amphora’. These money pots have been traditionally used in Italy for over 2000 years and their hand thrown design has remained unchanged. Examples of which can be seen in the British Museum.
Tradition - Once the first coin is dropped the money pot must be fed until full upon which it must be smashed whilst making a wish. As the Terramundi is renowned for bringing good fortune, it is customary to replace the pot and spend the money on good things. It is possible to break the top of the pot without smashing it and broken pots can be used to hold plants, sweets, candles…
Each money pot contains a separate fortune coin and each pot can hold approximately $100 in mixed silver or $1000 in gold coins.