playing card

One of a complete pack of playing cards. The playing cards have decorative backs including a shield containing a book and three crowns at the centre. The front has the ace of spades. The ace card is elaborately decorated and depicts an inscription 'DIEU ET MON DROIT', and a lion and unicorn around the royal crest.

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