March 1, 2024

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Auction | One million euros for the Louis D. R. treasure found in a building

Auction |  One million euros for the Louis D. R. treasure found in a building

(Anger) The treasure, made with 239 gold coins, was printed during the reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV and was discovered during work in a manor in Finstore, at a time when it was sold for one million euros (1.5 million Canadian dollars) at the Maison Ivory Angers-Deloys.

According to the auction house, a total of 235 pieces were sold out of the 239 found, with four pieces kept as souvenirs by the owners.

The total sale result was over one million euros, Maison Ivoire said, adding that the auction reached 830,000 euros excluding fees, earning 20% ​​of each sale.

The pieces are “estimated at 250,000-300,000 euros in total,” the Angers auction house recalled.

Prior to the sale, nineteen of them had been evacuated before the Muse de la Monte in Paris.

During the sale, which began at 2 p.m., each piece was sold individually. One of the most famous sales, “Louis d’Or la la Croix de Templiers” from 1640, was printed in Paris. Listed for 8,000 euros, it went for 46,000 euros.

“Double Louis with Longwick”, printed in Dijon‌ from 1646, is listed in only 120 copies and sold for 8,000 euros, as well as 46,000 euros.

“Auctions are everywhere, inside the home, on the internet and on the phone,” commented Florian de Ozonville, an auctioneer at Delois Angers.

Of the other coins sold for between 600 and 2,900 euros, several coins were also auctioned for 1,200 euros.

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The discovery of the 239 gold nugget was discovered in early September 2019 while working on a building in the heart of the Bigelow country in Plazavet (Finister).

A couple, who decided to renovate the building they had acquired in 2012 and merge the three buildings of the property into one, entrusted the task to the masons: then three artisans’ inside the wall, found a metal box filled with gold. Coins.

This wealth is “considered the result of savings from a wealthy merchant or farmer,” Florian D’Osenville explained on September 2.

According to the law in force in France until July 2016, the proceeds from the sale were divided into two halves for the three artisans who discovered the treasure, and half the owners.

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