Medieval chess piece fetches $929,000 at auction

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CNN Newsource – The king may be the most important piece on the chessboard, but a specific piece equivalent to a rook is more than likely one of the most expensive pieces from the game.

The London auction house Sotheby’s sold an antique chess piece for $929,000 Tuesday.

The Lewis Warder is considered to be one of the most famous chess pieces in the world. Only 93 pieces like it have been found. According to Sotheby’s, experts believe it was carved between the late 12th and early 13th centuries in Norway.

An antiques dealer bought the medieval piece for $6 in Scotland in 1964 and kept it in a drawer for 55 years.

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