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Sicilian playing cards

A deck of Sicilian cards consists of forty cards, divided into four suits: coins (Denari in Italian), swords (Spade), cups (Coppe) and clubs (Bastoni).

The values on the cards range numerically from one through seven, plus three face cards in each suit: Knave (Donna in Italian), Knight (Cavallo), and King (Re). A Knave is a lone human figure standing. The Knight is a human figure riding a horse. The King is a human figure wearing a crown. To determine the face value of any numeric card, simply count the number of suit icons on the card. The ace card of coins is usually a type of bird with circle in the middle.