The catalogue duly notes the auction date coincides with two other important dates in Crowe's life: "A date of particular significance as both the actor's birthday and wedding anniversary".
Immediately afterward, the violin- which Crowe described as "a lot very dear to my heart" - became the 31st item to go under the hammer. "It was made by the patriarch of the company", said Crowe, before the bidders were to hear a recital of a piece from the film by two young musicians.
A stunt cuirass worn by Crowe at the time of his character's death sold for $125,000, while a fully functioning replica of a Roman chariot from the film far exceeded sale estimates when it fetched $65,000.
The father-of-two stepped aside as a young violinist played songs from the film on the iconic violin before bidding commenced and the instrument sold for $135,000 AUD or roughly $104,000 United States dollars. He separated from singer Danielle Spencer in 2012 after nine years of marriage. The official poster for the event shows a dapper Crowe with a cocktail in hand, smiling and tilting his glass.
The chariot used within the epic movie, through which the New Zealand actor performed general-turned-gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius, bought for $65,000 (£35,488).
Bidders' interest had been expected to focus on the violin and paraphernalia from "Gladiator", the 2000 blockbuster that earned Crowe his Academy Award for Best Actor.
Crowe realized to play the instrument in only a few months for his position as Captain Jack Aubrey within the 2003 film Grasp And Commander.
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