• Short Summary

    A world record price of 310,000 pounds sterling (600,000 U.S. dollars) was paid at an?

  • Description

    A world record price of 310,000 pounds sterling (600,000 U.S. dollars) was paid at an auction in London on Monday (3 April) for a rare Persian manuscript, believed to be more than 400 years old. Reuters reports that the buyer, who refused to give his name, was a wealthy Iranian art collector.

    SYNOPSIS: The auction took place at Sotheby's in London, one of the world's leading auction houses. And the manuscript of Al-Jazari's "Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices" was one of the main features of the house's Spring Islamic Series of auctions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Q8RPAR95U4MZAA4IDLPSS98E
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Q8RPAR95U4MZAA4IDLPSS98E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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