King of Coins Art and Meaning Visconti A Tarot Deck Fragment Deck
About the Deck
(aka Cary-Yale Tarot Deck or Visconti di Madrone Tarot Deck) One of the earliest Tarot Decks, the Cary Yale Visconti Deck is entirely gilded, with fine paintings upon it. Like the other Visconti decks, it features numerous heraldic devices. Unlike the other Visconti decks, it features a maid and a lady among the court cards.
Traditionally said to have been commissioned by Fillipo Maria Visconti for the 1441 marriage of Bianca Maria Visconti to Francesco Sforza I.
Italy, c. 1441.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Fair man. Inimical or indifferent.
A rather dark man, a merchant, master, professor.
An old and vicious man.
Fortune from the sea. Enterprises successful. Misfortune. Loss.
A dark Man, Victory, Bravery, Courage, Success
An old and vicious Man, a Dangerous Man, Doubt, Fear, Peril, Danger.
A very fair or white-haired man, a soldier by profession, and of a deceitful turn of mind
a treacherous schemer.
a joyful bridal; a happy wedding-day: endeavors toward a union with a beloved object