Ace of Batons Art and Meaning Moorish Playing Card Deck Fragment Deck
About the Deck
From an uncut sheet found in a museum in Barcelona. This deck provides an important link between the Mamluk deck pattern and the Mediterranean deck pattern, because it shares features of both; in general it looks fairly European, but the wands look like Polo Sticks and the Cups still look like Myriads, harking back to Ancient Chinese money-suited cards.
Spain, c. 1414.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Commencement of an enterprise.
Calamities of all kinds.
A sign of birth.
Engagement. Happy marriage and riches. Broken engagement. Separation of lovers.
Birth, Commencement, Beginning, Origin, Source
Persecution, Pursuits Voilence, Vexation, Cruelty, Tyranny.
Good luck, letters or papers relating to money, pleasant tidings
short-lived happiness, a tiresome correspondence.
you will become a widower (widow) and will marry a young widow (young man) and have ten children.