Manopoulos BYZANTINE EMPIRE Chess Set with 20cm Board and Storage Box

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Manopoulos, Handcrafted in Greece, Byzantine Empire Chess Set in Brown

The Legend
The most long-lasting empire of all times existed and ruled the eastern part of Europe for more than 1000 years.
The orthodox continuation of the Roman Empire, known as the Byzantine Empire, expanded significantly with victorious crusades across the East and West. Their culture was formed by the Greek civilization and their language was the Greek. The Byzantines also preserved and copied classical manuscripts, and they are thus regarded as transmitters of the classical knowledge.

The Chessmen
The figures of the chessmen were inspired by the royal family of the Macedonians, one of the biggest Dynasties of the Byzantine Empire. This dynasty included some of the most capable emperors in Byzantium’s history such as Basil I the “Macedonian” (King) and Leo VI called the “Wise” or Philosopher (Knight). The period is one of revival and resurgence.

Package Contents

  • Wooden case with storage
  • Manopoulos gift box
  • 32 Chessmen
  • Chess Board


  • Chessboard: Brass
  • Chessmen: Zinc Alloy 5
  • Wooden case: Laminated wood

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions of the Board 20 x 20cm 7.87 x 7.87 in
Weight of set 2 Kg 4.41 lb

The Manopoulos Handcrafted Chess Process

Our premium quality chess collection is the result of gifted sculptors’ inspiration and high level workmanship with a deep respect in the ancient Greek civilization. The use of the most advanced technology of die casting and metal plating and the choice of the best materials give our customers a 5-year guarantee. The chessmen are varnished and finished off by hand. We are proud to produce this unique chess collection engaged to great cultural value.


2 year Manufacturers Warranty