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Up for auction is Napoleon’s sword from the coup d’état of 1799

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The sword Napoleon Bonaparte had with him on November 9, 1799, when he regained power in a coup, will go up for auction this weekend along with five other weapons belonging to the French emperor. The announcement was made by the US auction house Rock Island.

Foto credit: Rock Island Auction Company/Zenger

The entire lot has an estimated value of between $ 1.5 million and $ 3.5 million. The sword, along with its scabbard, had been donated by Napoleon to General Jean-Andoche Junot after the coronation but the wife of the high officer, then disgraced due to his serious psychological problems, was later forced to sell it for pay off some debts. After reappearing in a London museum, the relic had a recently deceased American collector as its last owner.

Foto credit: Rock Island Auction Company/Zenger

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