67-Million-Yr Previous T-Rex Skeleton Sells For Over $6 Million

67-Million-Year Old T-Rex Skeleton Sells For Over $6 Million

The skeleton, dubbed Trinity, fetched much less at public sale than anticipated.

Zurich, Switzerland:

The skeleton of a large Tyrannosaurus Rex, a creature that roamed the Earth 67 million years in the past, bought for five.5 million Swiss francs ($6.13 million), lower than anticipated, in Zurich on Tuesday.


The bones are round 67 million years previous.

Measuring 3.9 metres (12.8 ft) excessive and 11.6 metres (38.1 ft) lengthy, TRX-293 TRINITY is a composite skeleton of 293 bones from three totally different T-Rexs discovered between 2008 and 2023 within the U.S. states of Montana and Wyoming.

An undisclosed purchaser provided the profitable bid of 4.8 million Swiss francs, lower than the 5 million to eight million Swiss francs estimate, however the complete value was greater with the client’s premium and charges at Koller Auctions.


The skeleton is made up of bones from 3 totally different dinosaurs.

It was the primary time in Europe and the third time worldwide that a whole T-Rex skeleton of outstanding high quality was provided at public sale, Koller, Switzerland’s largest public sale home, mentioned in a press release.

Greater than half of the skeleton’s bones are unique. The remaining are replacements constructed from plaster and epoxy resin casts.


It was the third ever T-rex skeleton to go up on public sale.

Two different T-Rex fashions found in North America, known as Sue and Stan, had been bought for $8.4 million and $31 million respectively in 1998 and 2020.

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