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Re: Unlucky 13 and the early development of the trump sequence

Nathaniel wrote, When I say "first standard order", I am referring to the first sequence of the 21 standard subjects that we are all familiar with: the first standard tarot deck, which spread throughout Italy in the mid-15th century. But how do you know that there was such a thing as a "first sequen...

Re: Unlucky 13 and the early development of the trump sequence

Nathaniel wrote, First, it's not just an "assumption" that the Hanged Man was number 13 before Death was placed there. The Rosenwald deck must have had the Hanged Man in that position, unless it deviated in that respect from nearly every other trump order we know of from the 15th and 16th centuries....

Re: Unlucky 13 and the early development of the trump sequence

Nathaniel wrote, Which trump was number 13 before everyone started putting Death in that position? The Hanged Man. No need for that assumption. And it goes against the main tradition, which was that Judas was “the 12th disciple”, typically the last named of 12 in the gospel lists (Matt.10:2-4, Mark ...

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