Early German Playing Cards 1616

Starting at: £11.00

This replica pack of cards is a complete set of 52 cards based on a set of German engraved silver cards dating from the year 1616.

It features the four Italian suits: swords, batons, cups, and coins. Each suit has a King, a Knight rather than a Queen, a Knave rather than a Jack, and then the normal Ace through to ten numbered cards.

There are no Jokers in this pack as these weren't featured in packs of playing cards until about 1860.

Printed on period correct Laid card.

The cards are also available with a period wooden holder based on surviving examples. The cards are sandwiched between two wooden panels then fastened in place with string.

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