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Re: The ‘East’: Ferrara, Venice, Alexandria, and Constantinople

The dancing female figure is different, the similarity, as far as it goes, is to the caped male figures. Italy, Florence. 1306. AR Fiorino or Popolino (18mm, 1.58 gm). Di Guidingo, Di Borgo and Di Puccio, mint magistrates. Lily of Florence. Around: + FLOR ENTIA John the Baptist standing, oak leaves ...

Re: The ‘East’: Ferrara, Venice, Alexandria, and Constantinople

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_coin_florin Also on the popolino: Italy,Florence, / 1307 to 0 / AR,popolino dynasty: Florence person: Republic obverse type: lis obverse legend: + FLORENTIA reverse type: figure of St. John the Baptist stg. reverse legend: + S IONANNES B references: CNI.XII.12.50...

Re: The ‘East’: Ferrara, Venice, Alexandria, and Constantinople

Of the figure of St. John himself, there is some resemblance in some Tarot de Marseille like world cards that may possibly reflect a distant origin in a figure of St. John? http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/kwaw/Fiorino_1347.jpg http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/kwaw/21-1.jpg http://i161...

Re: The ‘East’: Ferrara, Venice, Alexandria, and Constantinople

One of the most important developments in the religious spheres of the time was the Ecumenical Council of Churches initiated in Venice and held in Ferrara (and subsequently Florence)... Note the two woman on the left with the angel in this PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA (c. 1420-1492) painting of Baptism of...

Re: Dee on the 21st Roman Letter

By the way again I point here my believe of structure of the Tarot of Marseilles: LE MAT + the others 21 cards / So not 22 Qabbalah Leters connection. A division into 21 trumps and excuse does not break the connection but is yet another parallel that may be drawn between the cards and hebrew letter...

Re: Who's in the Chariot?

I personally find it hard to understand why people do not understand that at the time of Tarot's birth, the people who played games were Catholic. Not Neo platonic, Humanists or even Scholastics- just plain old salt of the earth Catholics- there was no division between State and Church- religious a...

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