Wednesday, 26 October 2011

"lombarde" ( lombardy pattern )

Lombardy pattern by Modanio.
40 cards.
Note the jack of clubs. on his chest is the arms of -  the house of visconte* a serpent busy swallowing a man...
 This pattern also comes in a form with indexes ( the court cards bear their titles in italian, spelled vertically on the corners, and the pips have indexes like those on normal playing cards), called the " lombarde estro"( see


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