PHOTOS Lost medieval chess piece worth $1.3 million found in drawer

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Lost medieval chess piece worth $1.3 million found in drawer

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14:10, June 06, 2019

A chess piece bought for 5 British pounds (6.3 US dollars) then left in a drawer turns out to be a medieval treasure that could be worth 1.3 million U.S dollars now. (Photos: VCG)

The chess piece, which is missing for almost 200 years, was unknowingly kept in a drawer by a family in Scotland.

It was purchased by the family’s grandfather, an antiques dealer, in 1964.

Family members had no idea that the object – one of the 900-year-old Lewis Chessmen – is one of the most famous chess pieces in the world, and among the most significant artifacts of the Viking area.

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