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Ace of Batons Art and Meaning

Moorish Playing Card Deck Fragment

About the Deck

From an uncut sheet found in a museum in Barcelona. This deck provides an important link between the Mamluk deck pattern and the Mediterranean deck pattern, because it shares features of both; in general it looks fairly European, but the wands look like Polo Sticks and the Cups still look like Myriads, harking back to Ancient Chinese money-suited cards.

Provenance

Spain, c. 1414.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Commencement of an enterprise.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Calamities of all kinds.

Reversed

A sign of birth.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Engagement. Happy marriage and riches. Broken engagement. Separation of lovers.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Birth, Commencement, Beginning, Origin, Source

Reversed

Persecution, Pursuits Voilence, Vexation, Cruelty, Tyranny.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Good luck, letters or papers relating to money, pleasant tidings

Reversed

short-lived happiness, a tiresome correspondence.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

you will become a widower (widow) and will marry a young widow (young man) and have ten children.