Locket containing Lord Nelson's hair sells for 50K pounds!

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London, Jan 31 (ANI): A locket that contains Admiral Lord Nelson's hair has sold for more than 50,000 pounds.

The locket, dating to the time Nelson had a scandalous affair with Lady Emma Hamilton, has a 'N' on the front for Nelson and is inscribed with the date August 1, 1798 - the first day of the Battle of the Nile.

The following month, Nelson and Emma - who were both married - began their affair.

London jeweller Sandra Cronan bought the locket at the Woolley and Wallis saleroom in Salisbury, Wiltshire, for nearly ten times its original estimate.

"This is potentially a very important piece," the Daily Mail quoted auction house spokesperson Jonathan Edwards as saying. (ANI)

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