This 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.
Once the first coin is dropped the money pot must be fed until full upon which it must be smashed whilst making a wish! It is customary to replace the money pot and to spend the money on good things. Broken money pots are sometimes used to house plants and candles. Money pots bring good fortune. There is a fortune coin inside each money pot and a separate date and desire card to insert when you begin saving. Money pots can hold up to $1000 in gold coins.