Rare T-Rex Skeleton For Sale In Unprecedented Zurich Auction
A Tyrannosaurus Rex named Trinity is up for auction by auction house Koller at the Tonhalle Zurich concert hall – yes, you read correctly.
You can snap up this impressive centerpiece for a paltry $5.43 to $8.70 million, with the skeleton’s full name being TRX-293 Trinity.
“The name of this skeleton is ‘Trinity’ because it’s built out of three individuals and all were found in the U.S.,” Cyril Koller, owner of the auction house conducting the sale.
293 is the number of bones that were collected from three individual specimens to create the whole T-Rex.
The skeleton has been on display since the 29th March and will go under the auctioneer’s hammer today.
“It’s not a cast or a copy, it’s the original. And there are very few, very few,” Hans Jacob-Siber, a paleontologist for the Aathal Dinosaur Museum, told Reuters. “In fact, until about 1970 or 1980, there used to be less than a dozen Tyrannosaurus, most of them were already in United States’ museums.”
Photo Credit: Michael Buholzer, Keystone via Associated Press
Will you be rushing to snap up this unique piece?