Korean Pays $2.4 Million for Napoleon's Hat

  • Arirang News

    November 17, 2014 11:34

    Employees stand behind one of Napoleon's hat at its auction in Fontainebleau, South of Paris on Sunday. /AP-Newsis

    A Korean collector is now the proud owner of French Emperor Napoleon's famous bicorne hat.

    The hat sold at auction for the hefty sum of 1.9 million euros (or US$2.4 million).

    It had been put up for auction by the Monaco royal family along with hundreds of other Napoleon-related memorabilia collected by Prince Louis II.

    The iconic hat is one of only 19 still thought to exist though the emperor is said to have worn some 120 similar hats during his career.

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