1916 Irish Republic Proclamation to sell at Whyte's?

A rare 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic will be offered at Whyte's in Dublin.

The lot is expected to sell for around $163,155-271,925 in a March 13 sale featuring artefacts from across Ireland's long history.

Irish republic proclaim
The document is one of around 50 surviving copies

The document is one of around 50 surviving copies that were printed prior to the 1916 Easter Uprising.

It was read from the steps of Dublin's General Post Office on April 24, 1916.

Only 1,000 were ever printed. The majority were destroyed in the British shelling of the city.

The rebellion lasted just five days before it was brutally quashed by the British, but was a major stepping stone on the road to Irish impendence.

A specimen in similar condition sold for ?�305,000 ($427,128) at Sotheby's London earlier this year.

Also on offer are medals from two of the document's signatories, Joseph Plunkett and Thomas Clarke.

They are offered with estimated of $98,029-140,042 and $112,032-168,050 respectively.

The record for an Irish Rising medal is $118,971, set for the one awarded to Plunkett and Clarke's fellow revolutionary Sean MacDermot.

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