Lepta Coin Gouri Goodluck Charm
This beautifully handcrafted coin gouri is sterling silver with gold plating and hangs from a red tassle. This good luck charm has the year 2011 included in the design. Comes enclosed in a gift box.
All gouria handmade in Greece by local silver artisans.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), Gold Plating
A little about "gouria":
Although the word "gouri" is associated with anything that brings good luck, the Gouri is a traditionally Greek New Year's gift. According to Greek superstitions, a good luck charm cannot be bought but rather given as a gift from someone. This is why the gouri is a symbolic gift exchanged between family members, friends, or business associates, wishing the recipient good luck in the New Year.
Originally from the drahma days, the deka lepta was minted in the 50's and 60's and was not of great monetary value, but it was used extensively in small daily transactions. Finding one was considered a sign of good fortune and the coin was often used as a good luck charm.