Napoleon's Last Gift to Son Hits Auction

A pair of pistols belonging to the son of Napoleon Bonaparte is expected to fetch up to $1.9 million at a Sotheby's auction next month.
The pistols, dated 1814, were the French emperor's last gift to his then-three-year-old heir.
The gold-encrusted pistols feature Napoleonic symbols such as the imperial eagle and the iron crown of Italy.
Napoleon was defeated in battle and sent into exile on Elba island soon after they were given.



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