Navarra, XVII Century
Facsimile playing cards reproduced from proof sheets taken from XVII century woodblocks preserved in the Fournier Playing Card Museum, Alava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Produced by Erregeak, 1988, in a limited edition of 400 copies. The Ace of Coins has a twin-headed imperial eagle and the arms of Navarre, although no actual manufacturer or location is named. Several archaic features found on early Spanish decks include the King of Coins wielding a battle axe and the cavalier of coins in three-quarters rear position. However, in some respects the figures are more stiff and less playful than, for example, Phelippe Ayet from a century earlier. The colour scheme has been taken from other packs of the same era.