The King of Acorns is supposed to represent Prince Otto; the King of Leaves is Maximilian II; the King of Bells is Ludwig II; the King of Hearts is Ludwig I wearing a general's uniform. The court cards are all male, but some of the numeral cards depict women.
Historical Deck made by Johann Conrad Jegel, Nürnberg, after 1850. Etching by G. Pommer, stencil coloured, 36 cards. The pip cards show scenes from the history of the German (Holy Roman) Empire.