This is an Etruscan money amphora. These money pots have been used in Italy the last 2000 years and their hand thrown design has remained the same. Examples can be seen in British Museums.
Once the first coin is dropped, the money pot must be fed until it's full. Then, smashed when thinking of a wish. It is customary to replace the pot and to spend the money on things that make you happy. Pots bring fortune, and there is a fortune coin within each money pot. They can hold up to $500 in dimes, nickels, and quarters. Much more if you put in loonies and toonies!!!
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