Visconti Gold Tarot

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Visconti Gold Tarot
Visconti Tarots
I Tarocchi Visconti
Tarots des Visconti


Visconti, Historical


78 cards plus a title card and 2 advertising cards in a standard cardboard tuck box. Part of the Tarocchi d'Arte series.

Cards measure 12 cm tall x 6.6 cm wide.

This was sold as part of a box set with a companion book. Hence, the tuck box containing the cards is not marked with an ISBN or a date, and there is no LWB (because the companion book removes the need for one).

This is the 2002 release of this deck. The earlier release (1998) had different versions of the Tower and Devil cards. The original art was painted by Bonifacio Bembo, but some cards are missing from the original deck -- hence, Atanassov painted his own versions of them when restoring the art for this edition.

A stunningly gorgeous feature of this deck is the gold foil stamping, which makes the cards absolutely gleam in the light. The scans don't even begin to capture the beauty of the gold foil.

Aside from the gold foil stamping, the cards have a matte finish and the card stock is nicely flexible. (Though I wouldn't want to shuffle these cards, as I don't want to damage the foil.)

The backs are reversible.

The minors are beautifully illustrated, though not at all scenic.

Suits (in English) are Pentacles, Swords, Chalices, and Wands. (The Pentacles suit is named differently in the other languages that appear on the cards.) Courts (in English) are Knave, Knight, Queen, and King.

Justice is 8 and Strength is 11.

There's an interesting typographical error on the companion book cover: Renaissance is spelled "Reaissance" (as you can see in the picture).

The book is written by Giordano Berti and Tiberio Gonard.


Atanassov, Atanas A. (restoration of original historical images)
Bembo, Bonafacio (original paintings)


Review of the earlier printing, showing the earlier version of Atanassov's Tower card:


Lo Scarabeo, Italy




78 cards






0-7387-0293-5 (deck and book set)
88-8395-285-8 (book)


Atanassov, Atanas A. (restoration of original historical images) and Bembo, Bonafacio (original paintings), “Visconti Gold Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed June 14, 2024,

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