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Two Napoleon Bonaparte weapons were sold for an astronomical amount

Two weapons belonging to French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte were auctioned by the house of Osenat on Sunday, next to the Fontainebleau palace where in 1814 he attempted suicide after abdicating. According to the French house, the gold and silver weapons collected the impressive amount of 1.69 million euros. They were made by the gunsmith Louis-Marin Gosset and are engraved with an image of the emperor himself. Napoleon is said to have intended to use them to end his own life on the night of April 12, 1814, after his army’s defeat by foreign forces meant he had to abdicate. Before the auction, France’s culture ministry designated them as a national treasure and banned their export. Also, the French government now has 30 months to make a purchase offer to the new owner, who has the right to refuse. The identity of the buyer was not revealed, while the final sale price was above their estimates […]
Source: News Beast

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