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Florentine Diamond

(The). The fourth in size of cut diamonds. It weighs 139 1/2 carats, belonged to Charles, Duke of Burgundy; was picked up by a peasant and sold for half-a-crown.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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