Original copy of 1916 Proclamation sold for €390,000

09/12/2004 - 09:04:11

An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation of Independence sold for a record €390,000 at auction in Dublin last night.

The document, which was discovered in a cupboard in a family home, is one of only 20 copies of the proclamation known to exist.

It was expected to sell for more than €150,000, but ended up securing more than double that, setting a new record for an original copy of the proclamation.

The document was purchased by an anonymous telephone bidder whose identity and nationality were not revealed.

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