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Triestine Pattern

The Triestine pattern is derived from the Venetian (Trevisane) pattern but with its own characteristics, designed for Italian speakers in Imperial territories. It is always double-ended, narrow format with 40 or 52 cards. The court cards are all labelled at the centre in Italian, and the aces each have mottoes which can vary in different locations. See the Box

Triestine pattern by Modiano, 1970s Triestine pattern by Modiano, 1970s Triestine pattern by Modiano, 1970s Triestine pattern by Modiano, 1970s

Above: Triestine pattern by Modiano, 1970s, after the abolition of playing card tax which would have appeared on the ace of coins. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.


During the Yugoslavia period the Triestine pattern was preferred on the coast. It was also manufactured in Vienna or Budapest for Adriatic provinces.

Triestine pattern made in former Yugoslavia by BonArt

Above: Triestine pattern made in former Yugoslavia by BonArt. Image courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated March 10, 2018 at 04:43pm

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