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Originally purchased at Bulgari in 1977 by the Pulitzer Prize winning American humorist Art Buchwald as a 20th anniversary present for his wife Ann, this necklace is an unusual version of the iconic ‘Monete’ jewels produced by Bulgari. While the majority of ‘Monete’ jewels featured ancient Roman coins, more unusual examples featuring non-ancient coins from various countries were produced on a much smaller scale. This necklace, set with a 1791 Washington cent, is a rare example created during some of Bulgari's most fruitful years and is a marriage of American history and Italian style.