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A sapphire

Sapphire is a precious stone found typically in various shades of blue but also available in other colors.

History

5th century BCE

During the Peloponnesian War, sapphires were more valuable than drachmae or silver according to Photios, a former mercenary who in his old age had become a guard of a treasury within the Sanctuary of Delphi in Phokis, Greece. Sapphires donated by a Thracian king had been stolen from the treasury under his watch, and he asked his friend and former pupil, the Spartan misthios Kassandra to find them.[1]

16th century

During his campaign to liberate Rome from the House of Borgia's rule, the Italian Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze acquired sapphires. At the time, the gemstone was commonly worn as jewelry.[2]

18th century

Alonzo Batilla acquired a sapphire in the West Indies during his time as a pirate.[3]

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