Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Milanese/Lombardy pattern ( AG Müller)

Milanese /Lombardy pattern, AG Müller, 40c.

 This pattern , also known as the Lombardy pattern is used Not only in Italy, but also in the canton of Ticino in switzerland. Being close to Italy, (and indeed, was once ruled by it), It naturaly took up the playing cards of it's rulers. (see ;
 The playing cards shown here do not differ much from their Italian counterparts, save for one curious feature : The addition of indices to the cards. The courts also have their name spelled out on their sides. ( viz, re, regnia  and fante)

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