Metal Chess Set
Roman chess sets are hand crafted, carefully and meticulously laid in place. Each square is different, making every board unique. Likewise, the chess pieces are molded to be antique Roman soldiers. This beautiful chess board and chess pieces are of the highest quality, possess handmade symmetry, and ornate beauty.
This chess set is made of brass. The colors create a pure, authentic look, The pieces are red and gold and have a complex and elegant design. The pieces are designed to resemble Roman figures. The board is 12” wide and the king stands 3.5” tall.
Your Set Includes
12” Marble Board
64 Square Tiles- 32 Black and 32 White
32 Hand molded chess pieces
Chess originated in northwest India, where its early form in the 6th century was known as chaturaṅga, meaning four divisions. This included the infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry, which evolved into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook. The gmae spread eastward and westward along the Silk Road reaching Western Europe and Russia by the 9th century. By the year 1000, it had spread throughout both Muslim Iberia and Latin Europe. Chaturaṅga was taken up by the Muslim world after the conquest of Persia where it was renamed. The word "checkmate" is derived from the Persian shāh māt meaning "the king is helpless". Around 1200, the rules of shatranj started to be modified in southern Europe, and around 1475, several major changes made the game essentially as it is known today.
Roman Chess Set- Metal Black and White Board with Red and Gold Pieces- Brass Board with Pieces- 12"
*This set is handmade and may not exhibit perfect symmetry.