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Czenzi
1 hour ago, gregory said:

I've had it for years under the name of Ditha Moser (the artist.)

 

https://www.wopc.co.uk/austria/piatnik/jugendstil-tarock

 

It is indeed basically a tarock, first produced in 1906, in aid of a Viennese charity.  The 22 major arcana depict art nouveau scenes of people, animals, places and objects reminiscent of when the artist was a child.   The court cards have an almost stained glass effect, depicting Assyrians, knights, royalty and Egyptians. I have read with tarock decks, but I think you really need a playing card mindset to do them justice. If that makes sense.

Yes, it makes sense. I am interested in cartomancy too, so I may buy it to try it and see if it works for me. 

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HermitWriter
On 2/13/2020 at 8:24 PM, katrinka said:

The numbering of the pips is curious: Hearts and Diamonds are numbered 1-4, Clubs and Spades are numbered 7-10. I leave you to your own devices here - your guess is as good as mine.

My suspicion is this is because in some tarot game rules, Cups and Coins (or Hearts and Diamonds) rank 1 highest and 10 lowest, while Batons and Swords (Clubs and Spades) rank 10 highest and 1 lowest. Tarock strips the lowest ranking pips out of each suit, bringing the deck to 54 cards, and leaving the cards you've pointed out to remain.

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katrinka

That makes sense. Thanks!

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Czenzi
2 hours ago, HermitWriter said:

My suspicion is this is because in some tarot game rules, Cups and Coins (or Hearts and Diamonds) rank 1 highest and 10 lowest, while Batons and Swords (Clubs and Spades) rank 10 highest and 1 lowest. Tarock strips the lowest ranking pips out of each suit, bringing the deck to 54 cards, and leaving the cards you've pointed out to remain.

I think it is interesting how we can get these really game-specific decks that make little sense outside of that context. I found the numbering system odd too, so this helps explain.

By the way @gregory, I ordered the deck and it came in yesterday. I just love the art style. I actually immediately connected to some of the meanings of the deck, so I think I can read with it. But, it is definitely it's own system and since the majors are so...odd...I think it does kind of limit *what* I can read on with it. I hope that makes sense. 

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gregory

Oh yes - it is very odd. But it isn't that way because of LoS !

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AeonHorus

I  have this deck. 

 

 

01 - Marseille 1760 box.jpg

 

02 - Marseille 1760 unboxed.jpg

 

03 - Marseille 1760 Cards.jpg

 

04 - Marseille 1760 All Cards.jpg

 

Yesterday I did my first reading with it. 

Dump him or not.jpg

 

I really like it!

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