The Ancient Enlightened Tarot
is a modern replica of the oldest existing tarot which was printed in the late fifteenth century in Italy.
The deck has a bit of an identity crisis as it goes by several different additional names: Illuminating Ancient Tarot, Enlightened Ancient Tarot, Ancient Warriors Tarot, and Sola-Busca Tarot (being the name of the family who were the last ones to own the original deck).
Instead of typical titles, the major arcana cards are given the names of people, Roman warriors, poets and the like. Noteworthy is the fact that this was the first deck to have fully illustrated scenes for the numbered minor arcana (pips) meaning this was probably an inspiration for the modern Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot.
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