Missing Lewis Chessmen Piece Sells For £735,000 at Auction

Made from Walrus ivory in the 12th or 13th century, this chess piece went missing from a medieval-era set and then bounced between owners before being sold at auction this past week. Acquired for just £5 in 1964, the piece was passed down through family generations, until it was taken to Sotheby’s to be appraised. While “a little bit bashed up,” the ancient item fetched £735,000 at auction—and while 93 other pieces were found on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in 1831, there are still five that aren’t accounted for. Read more at Sky.