A Student of History

June 10, 2007

Sword price cuts huge swath in wallet

Filed under: Wars — John Maass @ 7:23 pm


A gold-encrusted sword Napoleon wore into battle in Italy was sold on Sunday for more than $6.4 million at an auction south of Paris, the auction house said.

The sword was carried by Napoleon — who was not yet Emperor — into the battle of Marengo in June 1800,

More details are here, from Foxnews.com.

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