What are the queens holding in a deck of cards?

What are the queens holding in a deck of cards?

Summary. English: A hand holding the four Queens in a standard deck of cards: Diamonds, Clubs, Hearts, Spades.

What are the face cards holding?

The King of Diamonds is the only right handed king. The Jack of Hearts is the only right handed jack. The Queen of Hearts has a different flower design on her crown. The Jack of Hearts is the only one out of all the face cards to be holding a feather (or leaf?).

Why does the king of hearts have a sword in his head?

During the 15th century, the Spanish started producing standing kings. The king of hearts is sometimes called the "suicide king" because he appears to be sticking his sword into his head. This is a result of centuries of bad copying by English card makers where the king's axe head has disappeared.

What does the king of diamonds hold in his hand?

In the original Rouen design, the King of Diamonds is seen from behind. He is holding a poleaxe to his right, and looking to the left he has his other hand out as if about to break into song.

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