Agence France-PresseNovember 7, 2013 18:49
A copy of Napoleon Bonaparte's will, drawn up in 1821 when the former French emperor was living in exile, has been sold at auction for 357,000 euros ($480,000).
The item went under the hammer at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Wednesday. It had been estimated fetch 80,000 to 120,000 euros by Artemisia Auctions, which organised the sale.
The document was handwritten by Napoleon's field assistant, the Count of Montholon, when the former emperor was in exile on the British island of Saint Helena.