A Pair of 18ct Gold and Ancient Persian Coin Earrings

A pair of gold and ancient coin ‘Monete’ earrings by Bulgari c.1970s, the disc shape earrings set with a matched pair of decorative bronze coins from ancient Persia featuring the stylised head of a man within a rounded 18ct yellow gold frame, to post and clip fittings. The reverse of the gold frame settings are engraved with the following UMAR-IBN AL-ALA 738 d.C. DRAMMA PERSIA DINASTIA DEI SASSANIDI. Part of the iconic Bulgari Monete collection these earrings are both vintage and ancient and look very striking worn.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold signed Bulgari and stamped 18K Italy 750
Weight description23.6 grams
DimensionsEarrings 2.6cm in diameter


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In 1880 a young Greek silversmith, Sotirios Boulgaris, arrived in Italy looking to build a new life. It didn’t take him long to establish himself and after a couple of false starts he opened his eponymous shop on Via Sistina in Rome in 1884.  He Italianised his name to Sotirio Bulgari and the firm that would eventually come to represent the very essence of ‘la dolce vita’ was born.

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