Stolen Stradivarius sells for £1.38m

BBC News, December 18, 2013

The stolen Stradivarius violin that was taken from Euston station in 2010 has sold for £1.38million at auction.

It belonged to London-based violinist Min-Jin Kim. The instrument was recovered three years later by police in the Midlands.

Made in Cremona in Italy in 1696 by Antonio Stradivarius, it is one of an estimated 600 remaining instruments made by him.

The violin sold by the auction house Tarisio. Jason Price from Tarisio and musician Hannah Tarley explained why the violin is so special.

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