Gravefinds of game playing pieces. (A) a carved wooden hnefi. (B) an ivory chessman from the Isle of Lewis set. (C) lampworked glass playing pieces in blue and green glass including a detailed hnefi made in two colors of glass from Birka, Sweden. (D) stylized bone and jet pieces from England. (E) tablut pieces very similar to modern stylized chessmen, the Swedish king resembles a king, the Swedish hunns pawns, and the Muscovites like bent rooks. (F) dice and game counters from Hedeby.
Set of Fifty-Two Playing Cards, ca. 1470–80. South Netherlandish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1983 (1983.515.1–.52) | The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. #Cloisters
These are reproduction playing cards, this is the Moorish Deck from 1414 - 1495. This is the whole deck. Please note that the reconstruction of this deck of cards may not be totally authentic. The majority of the cards were missing from this deck of cards. There were only a few cards that serviced from this deck.