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Big John: The Record-Breaking Triceratops

Result EUR6,651,100
Published on , by Anne Doridou-Heim
Auction on 21 October 2021 - 15:00 (CEST) - Salle 5-6 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009

The €6 million sale of the largest triceratops known to date reached fever pitch at Drouot and established a European record, eliciting rapturous applause from the audience.

Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous, Hell Creek Formation, South Dakota. Big John, Triceratops... Big John: The Record-Breaking Triceratops

Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous, Hell Creek Formation, South Dakota. Big John, Triceratops horridus, total h. of mounted skeleton 715 cm/23.46 ft, h. of hips 270 cm/ 8.86 ft, skull: 262 x 200 cm/8.6 ft x 8.56 ft.
Result: € 6,651,100.

For the past week, Big John was paraded on TV sets and social media networks alike… Everyone wanted to see him! Though countless superlatives have already been used to describe his extraordinary measurements, let’s remind ourselves anyway: 8 meters/26.25 feet total in length, with his skull alone measuring…
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Thursday 21 October 2021 - 15:00 (CEST) - Live
Salle 5-6 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009 Paris
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