King of Coins Art and Meaning Mamluk Turkish Playing Card Deck Fragment Deck
About the Deck
Found by Leo Mayer in 1942, this deck provides a crucial link between the patterns of the East and those of the West. It has distilled the Persian/Indian suits down into suits very similar to those used still today in Mediterranean Europe. These are the same suits used in most Tarot decks today.
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