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Lombard type

While I'm waiting for the book, I want to explore ITA-1.1, the "Lombard" type of tarocchi, a little more. There is an old IPCS page about it, but it only refers to the mid-19th century version. The complete index for all the varieties is at

Bolognese cards for export

In 2005 Dummett and McLeod said the following ( Games Played with the Tarot Pack , pp. 113-114): The manufacture of playing cards in Lombardy died out towards the end of the XVII century, and players subsequently used Tarot de Marseille packs imported from France; Bolognese cardmakers began in about...

Re: A journey through the history of the Strength card

You wrote, about the Visconti-Sforza card: Most people associate this card with a Greek myth, the first of the 12 works of Hercules, where he is killing the Nemean lion. Others prefer a biblical reference and refer to 1 Samuel 17:34-35, where the young David kills a lion to protect the sheep of his ...

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