The Koh-i-Noor (Persie for Moontain o Licht; an aa spelled Koh-i-Nûr an Kooh-è Noor) is a lairge, colourless diamond that wis foond near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Indie, possibly in the 13t century. It weighed 793 carat (158.6 g) uncut an wis first ained bi the Kakatiya dynasty. The stane chynged haunds several times atween various feudin factions in Sooth Asie ower the next few hunder years, afore endin up in the possession o Queen Victoria efter the Breetish conquest o the Punjab in 1849.

Koh-i-Noor
Koh-i-Noor old version copy.jpg
A gless replica o the diamond afore it wis re-cut in 1852 on display at the Reich der Kristalle museum in Munich, Germany.
Wicht105.602 carat (21.1204 g)
ColourFinest White
Mine o originKollur Mine, Guntur Destrict, Andhra Pradesh, Indie[1]
Discovered13t century
Cut biHortenso Borgia (17t century)
Levie Benjamin Voorzanger (1852)
Oreeginal ainerKakatiya dynasty
AinerQueen Elizabeth II in richt o the Croun.[2]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Kenneth J. Mears (1988). The Tower of London: 900 Years of English History. Phaidon. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-7148-2527-4.
  2. United Kingdom, Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons, 16 July 1992, column 944W.