Signifying the timeless chase of humans for freedom; this peerless 710-year-old copy of the Magna Carta dates back to 1215. It recognized the deserving rights of the Whites and restricted the King’s authority. Even the U.S. Constitution includes thoughts and expressions directly from this charter, which defiant mogul forced their tyrannical King John to sign in 1215.
Expected to fetch up to $30 million, Magna Carta would be sold by the Perot Foundation at Sotheby’s in New York in December. The copy available for sale dates back to 1297 and is one of the two seized outside of Britain of the total 20. This rare piece is available at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C.
The founder of the Perot Foundation, billionaire former U.S. presidential candidate Ross Perot would be using the money raised through this sale for charity. Magna Carta came under the custody of the Foundation in 1984.