The Agra Diamond

While famed Mughal diamonds have been seen across forts, treasure chambers, caves, crowns, thrones of kings and in necklaces of socialites; the great Agra diamond, once owned by Babur has a slightly dubious (and equine) legacy.
The Agra diamond traces its ownership to Raja Vikramjit Tomar who ruled Gwalior and Agra in the 16th century CE and was said to have been its original owner. Raja Tomar and Ibrahim Khan Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi, fought together against Babur in the first Battle of Panipat in 1526 CE, in which Babar emerged victorious and Tomar as well as Lodi were killed.

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