Compare the Rider Waite ~ Colman Smith "pips" with the Sola Busca images


It's quite useful to compare the pips of the Rider Waite/Colman Smith deck to the original images of the Sola Busca deck that were donated to the British Museum in London in 1907. For example, the Three of Swords is almost identical, and the Sola Busca Ten of Swords corresponds to the RW/CS Ten of Wands. Other cards are suggestive of similarities - e.g. the Five of Cups in the old Sola Busca deck to The Fool in the Rider Waite/Colman Smith deck.

The Majors don't bear any resemblance, but some of the Courts do. Have a look.....

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