This page shows the evolution of playing card and tarot card suits over time and geography. The suits began with denominations of Chinese currency, and progressed through multiple misinterpretations, as a result of cultural differences and vague, illegible printing techniques.
|Ancient Analog||Square Holed Coin (1)||Strings of Coins (100)||Myriads of Coins (10,000)|
|Chinese Suits||coins||strings||Some later decks include a fourth suit, either 1000 cash or 100,000 cash.||myriads|
|Persian Suits||discs, suns, or coins||wands, sticks, torches, polo sticks||swords||Other suits include slaves, harps, fans, shells, and crowns|
|Indian Suits||silver coins||slaves||swords||harps|
|Mamluk Suits||coins||polo sticks||swords||myriads|
|Moorish Suits||coins||polo sticks||swords||myriads|