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Page of Coins Art and Meaning

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

About the Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Meaning of Page of Coins from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck

Upright

A wealthy youth, or one whose mind is on financial matters.

Reversed

Gambling, or wasting time on foolish pursuits. Unnecessary risk.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

A fair child. A messenger. A letter.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A dark youth; a young officer or soldier; a child.

Reversed

Sometimes degradation and sometimes pillage.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Chagrin. Misfortune averted. Danger. Unhappiness averted.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A dark Youth, Economy, Order, Rule, Management

Reversed

Prodigality, Profusion, Waste, Dissipation.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Subordinate official, who is untrustworthy

Reversed

a mischief-maker.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

he (she) who loves you is in the bloom of life; but he (she) will woo (accept) another.

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