Sunday, June 10, 2007

Napoleon Sword Sells for $6.4 Million

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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 intricately decorated blade is 32 inches in length and curves gently — based on an inspiration Napoleon drew from his Egyptian campaign.

The sword was carried by Napoleon — who was not yet Emperor — into the battle of Marengo in June 1800, where he launched a surprise attack to push the Austrian army from Italy and seal France's victory.

Source : foxnews




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