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Les Grandes Figures de L’Histoire Bretonne

Les Grandes Figures de L’Histoire Bretonne playing cards with Celtic motifs and historic or legendary persons on the court cards. For example, Saint Tryphine appears on the Q♠ and Conomor (K♠) was a legendary villain in Breton culture. The K♣ features Erispoë, a historic king of Brittany, with Marmohec his wife who gave him two children: a son, Conan (J♣) and a daughter. The K♥ is Gradlon the Great, a semi-legendary 5th century “king” of Cornouaille who became the hero of many Breton folk stories. Each ace has of a "Celtic knot" design. See the Box

Les Grandes Figures de L’Histoire Bretonne by 2 Hermines Production, c.1980s Les Grandes Figures de L’Histoire Bretonne by 2 Hermines Production, c.1980s

Above: Les Grandes Figures de L’Histoire Bretonne deck published by 2 Hermines Production, c.1980s (manufacturer unknown). 52 cards + 3 identical jokers in box. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

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