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What is the emerald of Caesar?



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A portrait of Jesus was carved on an emerald by order of Tiberius Caesar, which emerald the Emperor of the Turks afterwards gave out of the Treasury of Constantinople to Pope Innocent VIII for the redemption of his brother, taken captive by the Christians. It is supposed to be a picture of Jesus carved on an emerald, made by someone who saw him as ordered by the Emperor of Rome. I do not know if it legitimate.