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Mogul Emerald

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At 217.80 carats, the Mogul Emerald is one of the largest and most significant cut emeralds in the world. It was originally cut in 1695 from an Colombian emerald, and contains five lines of Shite prayer written in calligraphy on one face, and an ornate flower carving on the other. It was sold in September of 2001 by Cristie's London auction house to a private buyer for more than 2.2 million dollars.

The stone is thought to date to the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb, the last of the Mogul rulers.

This stone was also probably the inspiration behind the name for Mammoth Mogul, an antagonist in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. Mammoth Mogul is described as a large, anthropomorphic woolly mammoth, whom was hit by a Chaos Emerald? that had fallen from the sky.

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