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Lewis Chessmen Small Chess/Draughts Set

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Lewis chess set and draughts counters made from 3D laser scans of original pieces from the collections of National Museums Scotland.  The King chess piece is 40mm tall.

Discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis but dating back to the 12th Century, the Lewis Chessmen recall a time of feuding Viking lords and violent invasions.

The two sets of draughts counters are replicas of original gaming pieces. The crowned mermaid counter is late fifteenth century and was found in Iona Abbey; the piece with interlaced carving is early sixteenth century and was found on the island of Rhum.

The set includes a printed cotton gaming board (31cm x 31cm).