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Ancient Minchiate Etruria Tarot

An early (eighteenth century) tarot deck with some unusual features. The Ancient Minchiate Etruria Tarot has 41 major arcana cards, which include astrological signs, the four virtues, and four elements, but not a high priestess/popess.

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Created by Pietro Alligo
Tarot Deck - 97 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 1996


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Ancient Minchiate Etruria Tarot review by Sophie-David

Minchiate is a Tarot expansion probably dating back to the sixteenth century, and thus arising about a hundred years later than the commonly accepted origin of Tarot in fifteenth century northern Italy. Minchiate differs from a typical Tarot in having 41 Major Arcana or trumps rather than 22. Like the Tarot, there are 56 Minor Arcana, making a total of 97 cards in the deck.

The Minchiate adds the remainder of the virtues, all the zodiacal signs, the four elements and the Grand Duke to the suit of trumps. The Emperor has been replaced by a Western Emperor and an Eastern Emperor. However, the Papess, Empress and Pope have been deleted - or as some would suggest - perhaps renamed. If reversals are used, Minchiate gives a resolution of 194 basic states, from which of course placement...
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Theme: Historical Reproduction
Category: Extra Major Arcana
Creator: Tarot of Mermaids, Tarot of the New Vision, Tattooed Tarot by Pietro Alligo

More About These Cards


Name: Ancient Minchiate Etruria Tarot
Creators: Pietro Alligo
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 1996
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 97
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Unique
Minor Arcana Style: Unique pips
Suits: Chalices, Pentacles, Swords, Clubs
Court Cards: Valet, Knight, Queen, King
Strength is 7
Justice is 8

Card Size: 2.19 x 4.25 in. = 5.56cm x 10.79cm
Card Back: Unknown


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