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$1,65 Million Chess Set

$1,65 Million Chess Set

An antique dealer from New Orleans has just put on sale a chess set you have never seen …
It is about intriguing The Battle of Issus Chess Set, which honestly looks like it fell out of a fantastic novel. This chess set is inspired by the homonymous battle, and each piece is designed to resemble a figure of historical conflicts of the League of Corinth and the Persian army. Alexander the Great took the place of the Greek king and the queen presents Athena, the Greek goddess of war and wisdom.

$1,65 Million Chess Set
$1,65 Million Chess Set

Darius III is followed on the battlefield by winged Persian god of war. Greek bishops are represented by warships, while battle-ready elephants stand for the Persian bishops. The castles are represented by columned temples of ancient Greece and Persepolis, and the pawns on both sides are played by foot soldiers. And, I didn’t mention that each piece is created from 14-karat gold and decorated with precious stones.

$1,65 Million Chess Set
$1,65 Million Chess Set

The entire set is rich in detail, while both sides of the board are made of pure silver, with a relief details that depict scenes of the battlefield. The chessboard is on the desk of mahogany with leather top plate. This set is accompanied by leather, upholstered chairs from the nineteenth century.
What’s more, each figure has its own stand from pink Rodonita on the Greek side and green malachite on the Persian side. In addition, each cube on the board have the associated pink or green.

$1,65 Million Chess Set
$1,65 Million Chess Set

The seller says that the entire set has been 10 years in the making, which is not surprising for such a magnificent and unique creation that leaves you breathless.
The price of this set of $1,65 million is certainly high, but when it offers something unique like this, we are sure it will soon find a buyer.

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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