Andy's Playing Cards - Italian Cards
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Italy is one of the two countries where western playing cards first appeared, by the second half of the 14th century. This ancient tradition probably accounts for the many regional patterns still in use today from the north to the south of the country, and for the variety of suit systems, according to a specific geographic distribution. Most patterns have traditional Italian suits, as found in classic tarots (Coins, Cups, Swords&
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