Visconti Tarot

Also known as Visconti-Sforza Restored

A restoration of one of the oldest tarots, the Visconti-Sforza cards. The symbolism is the same in this version, but the Visconti Tarot cards have clearer colours and there are metallic gold leaf highlights and backgrounds. (The gold doesn't show up well in scans, unfortunately.)

Card Images from the Visconti Tarot

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Visconti Tarot review by Cerulean

I am pleased to see this version of the Visconti Gold from Lo Scarabeo. Mark Filpas in Pasteboard Masquerade made a reference to an upcoming book and deck set by Lo Scarabeo with an even newer tower and devil card and a book by G. Berti. He was referring to the Italian title of Tarocchi dei Visconti, which arrived in its English version on American shelves in September 2002. Someone who bought the Visconti Gold when it first came out in 2000 or 2001 may ask me, is this a significantly different deck?

For me, it is. What I like least is probably a minor complaint and is one significant difference. The backs are actually the less-than-ideal color of funny yellowish green---but you might like the different color. I compared the 2002 cards to a ... read more reviews.

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More About These Cards

Name: Visconti Tarot
Alternate Names: Visconti-Sforza Restored
Creators: A. Atanassov, Giordano Berti
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2002
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Italian
Minor Arcana Style: Decorated Pips
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lover, The Chariot, Justice, The Hermit, The Wheel, Strength, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, The World
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 2.36 x 4.53 in. = 6.00cm x 11.50cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Monochrome taupe-gray motif of acanthus leaves and vines within a narrow black border.

Companion Material: LWB and additional cards on which divination instructions are printed in multiple languages.

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