TURIN – Talisman Tarot – The Popess

Tarot cards, then known as tarocchi, first appeared in Ferrara and Milan in northern Italy, with a Fool and 21 trumps (then called trionfi being added to the standard Italian pack of four suits: batons, coins, cups and swords. Scholarship has established that the early European cards were probably based on the Egyptian Mamluk deck which followed the invention of paper from Asia into Western Europe and was invented in or before the 14th century (see Playing Card – Egypt and following sections). By the late 1300’s Europeans were producing their own cards, the earliest patterns being based on the Mamluk deck but with variations to the suit symbols and court cards.
Pope Joan or Joanna depicted on a tarot card. Pope Joan was a legendary female pope, thought to have reigned for a time during the Middle Ages, but probably a fabrication, as there is no contemporary evidence. The High Priestess Tarot card is a card of spirituality and wisdom.
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  • Coin Alloy Name: Nordic Gold
  • Coin Alloy Color: old gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: TURIN
  • Country: Italy
  • Available: yes - not through coin dispenser
  • Location: TURIN, Italy