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Lewis Chessmen Chess & Draughts Set

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Long before Game of Thrones....

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 the 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.

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

Produced by National Museums of Scotland.