France auctions Napoleon's rifle for 80,000 euros

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Jul 02, 2018, 02.00 PM(IST)

(Representative image) Napoleon Bonaparte in the "coup d'tat" of the 18 Brumaire Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Other items at the auction included an 18-page herbarium

French leader Napoleon Bonaparte's silver soup spoon and a hunting rifle were auctioned and sold in France this Sunday.

The items were used by the military leader during his exile on St Helena, AFP reports. 

The silver spoon, which is engraved with Napoleon's coat of arms, sold for 8,375 euros ($9,700) while the rifle, which was originally owned by King Louis XVI, went for 80,000 euros.

The auction was organised by the Osenat auction house at Fontainebleau in France

Other items at the auction included an 18-page herbarium, which is believed to be used by Napoleon's wife Josephine, and a bust of the Empress in her royal court finery by the Lyon sculptor Joseph Chinard.

While the herbarium went for 70,000 euros, the bust was sold for 32,500 euros. 

(With inputs from AFP

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