Measuring 3.9 meters tall and 11.6 meters long, TRX-293 TRINITY is a composite skeleton of 293 bones from three different T-Rex skeletons found between 2008 and 2023 in the US states of Montana and Wyoming.
An anonymous buyer offered the winning price of 4.8 million Swiss francs, less than the estimate of 5 to 8 million Swiss francs, but the total price was higher with the buyer’s fees at Koller Auctions, according to Reuters.
It was the first time in Europe and the third time in the world that an entire T-Rex skeleton of exceptional quality was offered at auction, Koller, Switzerland’s largest auction house, said in a statement.
More than half of the bones of the skeleton are original. The rest are plaster and epoxy resin replacements.
Two other T-Rex models discovered in North America, named Sue and Stan, were sold for $8.4 million and $31 million in 1998 and 2020, respectively.
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