Here's a small pouch that I often make. It belongs in the hands of a 16th-century Venetian trader, full of gold florins, or maybe full of silver dinars in a Moroccan medina. Of course, it would work just as well for a whole host of other things, should you find florins in short supply. Stones, herbs, buttons, cards, nuts, coins, or... anything at all, really. Think of all the things around your person which are stored in some disposable little cotton or plastic sack. They could be in this exquisite and enduring leather. Items like this are also available as authentic movie props, made specific to an era and/or locale.