Before the €uro-pean currency, Italy has Lira. When people were short of money or broke they often used to say “non ho una lira”, which sounds like “I don’t have a penny”.
Old Lira was collected, blessed with Holy Water and given as lucky charms for prosperity with some words of empowerment.

In the picture a coin of 1939.

May the eagle of Juppiter bless us all with happiness and wealth

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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