British family among the rubbish in the attic found a priceless relics
• Family Britons among the rubbish in the attic found a priceless relics
Old family relics that for centuries were kept in the attic in the house of the British, was recently valued at millions of pounds. A couple from Britain decided to evaluate a few items that have been passed in the family from generation to generation, and were very surprised when the judge announced his opinion.
They brought for examination a few rusty swords, musket, a gold ring and box, which were wrapped in old newspapers. As it turned out, all of these things once belonged to the governor of the Indian state of Mysore Tipu Sultan.
The governor was killed in 1799, and the palace was looted by the British led by Arthur Wellesley. As part of his army, and was a distant relative of the couples named Thomas Hart. At that time, he was a major, so was able to take along a few relics and brought them to Britain.
"These things are impossible to estimate, but this collection is more important than the previous one when I saw the gun, I almost fainted Such a thing can not find once in a lifetime.." - said the appraiser.
The collection is put up for auction, which takes place on March 26th. It is worth noting that in 2016 have already been sold to some of the things belonging to Tipu Sultan. Then for them it was possible to gain more than 6 million pounds (about 520 million rubles).