Napoleon Bonaparte’s weapons collection auctioned for more than 2.8 million USD

Napoleon Bonaparte’s weapons collection, offered for sale by Rock Island Auction Company based in Illinois (USA), was traded on December 3 by phone to an anonymous buyer.


Napoleon’s weapon collection

US auction houses said on December 7 that the sword worn by Napoleon Bonaparte when he staged a coup in 1799 and five of his other guns were sold for more than 2.8 million USD.


This weapons collection was offered for sale by Rock Island Auction Company based in Illinois (USA), and was traded on December 3 by phone to an anonymous buyer.


The collection was initially valued at 1.5-3.5 million USD, of which the sword was said to be the “most valuable object.” This sword was made by Mr. Nicolas-Noel Boutet, in charge of National weapons factory in the city of Versailles (France).


After ascending the throne, Napoleon is said to have given the sword to General Jean-Andoche Junot, but the general’s wife later sold it to pay off debts.

The sword was acquired by a museum in London (UK) and the most recent owner was an American collector, who recently passed away./


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