The violin that played as the Titanic sank sells at auction

A VIOLIN that was believed to be played as the legendary ship Titanic sunk has been sold for a record a$1.45 million at auction in the United Kingdom.

The BBC reported the violin was reportedly played by band leader Wallace Hartley as the ship went down last century.

Auctioneer Alan Aldridge said the violin was the "rarest and most iconic" piece of memorabilia from the ocean liner.

The bidding was set at 50 pounds but bids rose quickly to the 900,000 pounds it sold for - a record for Titanic memorabilia.

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