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News: Napoleon auction: sword sells for €190,000

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Dateline Monaco, via The Riviera Times

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has sold the second half of its collection of Napoleonic memorabilia in Paris and among the incredibly popular items snatched up was a golden sword, owned by the late wife of Tsar Alexander II, which sold for €190,000.

Diamond encrusted gold sword of the Tsar

Amongst the items that went under the hammer on Sunday in the French capital were medals, letters, manuscripts and weaponry. In terms of sales figures, the second installment of the auction can’t compete with the first in November 2014, which raised €10 million for the Prince’s Palace. But, once again, the sale demonstrated the popularity of items related to the former general, with almost every lot selling for over its estimate.

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As a historical side note, at the first part of the Napoleon auction, one of his hats sold for €1.9 million.