http://newsletter.tarotstudies.org/2005/08/jean-dodal-1701-tarot/), copied the older Rolichon deck, with slight changes in the Dodal deck because of export requirements. The so called Marseille Tarot decks have in common their pure Milanese origins.
Based on the different names for the Fool, and instead of speaking of Type O, I and II TdM decks, I could also indicate them as the Fou type TdM (Noblet), the Fol type TdM (Rolichon, Dodal/Payen and his heirs) and the Mat type TdM (Madenie, Conver and many others). Fou and Fol are two different spelling versions of the same word. The word Mat is derived from the Italian word for a Fool, Matto. Some of the main correspondences and differences are as follows:
These are not the only ones, there are many more differences. The differences enumerated here are just to show that we have effectively three different types, and not two as stated by most Tarot experts. Next to the pure Marseille Tarots, there developped many regional Tarots, that followed in many details the Marseille Tarot, but that changed for religious or political reasons some of the cards. This will be dealed with in a seperate page still to develop.
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