16th century body armour sells for record $772k
Centuries-old armour vastly exceeds its estimate price in Lucerne, Switzerland
A 400 years-old piece of Italian body armour has been sold at auction in Lucerne, Switzerland for a record price.
The armour, dating back to 1580, sold for almost US$773,000, the highest price ever paid for such an item, according to World Radio Switzerland.
It vastly exceeded its estimate of $241,000-289,000 (converted from Swiss Francs, CHF).
The Fischer Gallery, where the auction was held, hasn't revealed if the body armour was sold to a private collector or a museum.