Emperor Aurangzeb’s 217.80 carat Shia amulet is world’s largest engraved emerald

Emperor Aurangzeb’s 217.80 carat Shia amulet is world’s largest engraved emerald

(RAHNUMA) The largest engraved emerald gemstone in the world – The Mogul Mughal Emerald, weighing 217.80 carats.

This emerald tablet dates back to the year 1695. It belonged to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb who reigned between 1658-1707 and is adorned with the names of the Fourteen Infallible Guides: the Prophet Muhammad, Fatima al-Zahra and the Twelve Imams of Ahl al-Bayt ending with “wal-Mahdi al-Qaim.”

The gem is on display as part of the Al Thani Collection at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, after it was acquired from Christie’s for $2.2 Million USD.

Emperor Aurangzeb’s 217.80 carat Shia amulet is world’s largest engraved emerald

The translation of the inscription reads: ‘O Merciful One, O Compassionate One, O God. God bless Muhammad and ‘Ali and Fatima and al-Husayn, and al-Hasan and ‘Ali, and Muhammad and Ja’far, and Musa and ‘Ali, and Muhammad and ‘Ali and al-Hasan and the Steadfast [al-Qaim] al-Mahdi.

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