The Golden Tarot is inspired by both the Rider-Waite and historical Visconti-Sforza decks. The art is attractive and suitably historical on the majors and the court cards, but the suits are relatively plain, undecorated cards with pips instead of illustrated scenes. Not to be confused with Kat Black's Golden Tarot.
Golden Tarot review by Kate Hill
The Golden Tarot is a mix of the imagery of Visconti-Sforza, the Rider-Waite and some additions of its own. It has a very Renaissance feel in costume and decoration, and smooths the edges of the traditional symbolism to make a gentle, attractive tarot.
The first impressions of the deck are positive. It looks like a slick and polished set; the gold matte box matches the book with matches the backs of the cards. The outer box is extremely sturdy, with a slide-off side lid and the book and cards are held protectively inside. The cards are large - but not overly so, they’re big enough to show the illustration to good effect but still be easy to shuffle - at 13cm by 8cm and have a heavy gloss lamination.
In titling the deck follows the Rider-Waite outline – the suits are Cups, ... read more reviews.
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More About These CardsName: Golden Tarot
Creators: Liz Dean
Publisher: Cico Books 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Plain Pips
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Size: 3.15 x 5.12 in. = 8.00cm x 13.00cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Decorated pattern of curliques and fleur-de-lis in blues, greens and browns.
Companion Material: 64-page, full colour, bound companion book.