Sword Carried By Napoleon In 1799 Coup Up For Auction In US
Faizan Hashmi Published December 02, 2021 | 06:00 AM
New York, Dec 1 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Dec, 2021 ) :The dress sword carried by Napoleon Bonaparte when he staged a coup in 1799 will go under the hammer at the weekend with five other weapons that belonged to the French emperor, US auctioneers announced.
The sword, with its scabbard, is the "crown jewel" of the collection, said the auctioneers, who will host the sale both in person and online.
After being crowned emperor, Napoleon is believed to have presented the sword to general Jean-Andoche Junot, but the general's wife later was forced to sell it to pay off debts.
The famed Corsican is one of the most divisive figures in French history, his huge contribution to the creation of the modern state set against his imperialism and war-mongering.