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A medieval chess piece missing for almost 200 years could be worth £1 million (over $1 million dollars) at auction after a family discovered the object they kept in a drawer is one of the long-lost Lewis Chessmen.

The Lewis Chessmen – a famous board of 93 objects – were discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. But the whereabouts of five pieces from the collection have remained a mystery.

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