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400-Year-Old Playing Cards Discovered

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Call it a card player's dream. A complete set of 52 silver playing cards gilded in gold and dating back 400 years has been discovered.

Created in Germany around 1616, the cards were engraved by a man named Michael Frömmer, who created at least one other set of silver cards.

According to a story, backed up by a 19th-century brass plate, the cards were at one point owned by a Portuguese princess who fled the country, cards in hand, after Napoleon's armies invaded in 1807.

http://www.livescien...s-princess.html

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Wow...were they playing poker too??? :P

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Ooowww....lovely

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that's cool,

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All-in - Full house , King of swords high !

TiP.

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The magicians of that time would not share how they had the ability to know which card you chose, and for that... "Burn the witch at the stake!" lol jkjk.

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Those will sell for a pretty penny.

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Did you know that each of the four Kings in a deck of playing cards represents a real King in history? True! They are as follows:

Spades: King David.

Clubs: Alexander The Great.

Hearts: King Charlemagne.

Diamonds: Julius Cesar.

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They are really beautiful but they must have been hard to shuffle.

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Very beautiful and interesting cards.

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Meh... my pair of Aces would still get busted... hehe

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