Gold Saudi presentation sabre sells for $1.2m in Osenat auction


2015-06-26 13:31:48


Gold Saudi presentation sabre sells for $1.2m in Osenat auction

A 24k gold sabre presented by a Saudi king to an Afghan prince sold well

A 24k gold and steel sabrepresented by Saudi king Abdul-Aziz bin Saud to mark the creation of modern-day Saudi Arabia sold well at Osenat auction house in France on November 17.

Saudi presentation sabreIn Arab countries, the gift of a sabre represents friendship, loyalty, and mutual protection

The sword, featuring an ivory handle and long curved blade, was given to Prince Ahmad Shah Khan of Afghanistan to mark the founding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. It is believed to be Syrian, most likely dating to the 19th century.

Itmade an impressive $1.2m, meeting its top estimate.

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