The German name for the miser's purse is Geldkatze and originates from the old German word "Chazza", meaning "vessel, container" or simply "bag". Some still think of the pouch being made from the skin of a cat ("Katze"), but we can not confirm this myth. The "Denarius" miser's purse is made from soft sheepskin and uses two massive brass rings to close it with. Traditionally it was worn on the belt - the more valuable half being worn closer to the body. The long slit in the middle is set on the belt itself to assure not a coin falling out.