Creator(s): Paolo Piffarerio
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo
Number of Cards: 78
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol.IV, p. 475, 480
The title translates as Tarot of the Sun King. The szenes are based on Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketiers, which was set in the reign of France's "Sun King", Luis XIV.
The pip cards are illustrated and the four suits are represented by the four musketeers.The suit of swords is associated with D'Artagnan, batons with Portos, cups with Aramis, and coins with Athos.
The deck was issued by Lo Scarabeo Azzurro in a limited edition of 936 decks, comprising two versions: the first 530 decks have faces printed in black and the backs printed in blue; the remaining 406 decks have faces and backs printed in brown. Mine is number 889 and printed in brown. The Titles are Italian.
The deck included a title card and a presentation card and a leaflet in Italian.