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Re: Sola-Busca riddles

"There lies the Fate of Carthage!" https://scontent-frt3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22894071_1427239280727068_7950197880221844779_n.jpg?oh=d2109069f414af190c3e21170112d701&oe=5A6839A3 Hannibal, upon seeing his brother's severed head, cried: "There lies the fate of Carthage" -- his prophetic words were...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

As I said, it was a motif on many coins, over several regions and over several time periods - I gave an example of one coin without it any being of special relevance that it was Flavian, but perhaps more relevant than some other of many examples in that it also included the caduceus -- you are maki...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

As, I believe, Michael Hurst once noted - Nero, along with Nimrod (trump XX) and Nebuchadnezzer (XXI), were typified as Anti-Christs - That Kings of Babylon are the final triumphs of a series otherwise dedicated to Rome, seems clearly to allude to the traditional identification of Rome with Babylon...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

The dragon wings of Ipeo identify him clearly with the draconic forces - that 'will end in Babylon', as Alexander did, and as the final Beast will in the 'time to come' (ventur{i}o) -- the dragon is not shown destroyed, the deck is focussed on the historical beasts/secular powers, not on those to c...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

But a problem I have with an eschatological reading, especially one so focused on Babylon, is that it feels naggingly anachronistic to me for the 15th century - it feels to me more of a 16th century motif, when anti-catholic polemics so heavily conflated Babylon with Rome in its end of days narrati...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

Steve, Nice catches on the Alexander medieval myths, especially the tree and griffin-throne/aerial vehicle correlates in the Sola Busca. I found this on-line in regard to the griffin-throne: http://www.green-man-of-cercles.org/articles/alexander.pdf I find all of the known examples as somehow releva...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

This detail is not worthy of its own thread so I thought I'd just post it here - but looking at Baldini's engravings I noticed a detail in the "Children of Mercury" that is highly suggestive of the Sola Busca Ace of Swords - the odd detail being the arm of the fellow with feather in cap locked aroun...

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