Jane Austen’s Gold Ring auctioned for staggering 153,000 Pounds
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Jane Austen’s Gold Ring auctioned for staggering 153,000 Pounds

Dublin : Ireland | Jul 11, 2012 at 3:17 AM PDT
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A golden ring that belonged to the famous English novelist Jane Austen, on Tuesday was sold at Sotheby’s auction in Dublin, Ireland for 152, 450 pounds (236, 557 dollars), reports Reuters, citing a statement from Sotheby’s.

Name of the buyer has not been made public.

Organizers of the auction expected the lot to go under the hammer for around 30-45 thousand dollars.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) is one of the most read English novelists who has written famous romantic fiction novels like “Pride and Prejudice”, “Northanger Abbey”,”Emma”, “Sense and Sensibility”, “Persuasion”, “Mansfield Park” and others. Most of her works have been filmed several times.

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