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King of Diamons

Year of issue:2024
Weight:2 oz
Dimensions:40.13 x 25.07 x 7.5 mm
Additional:Colouring, Engraving
Mintage:500 pieces


The King of Diamonds in the French deck is one of the most iconic cards and is often associated with historical or mythological figures. In French playing cards, each king traditionally represents a great king from history, although these representations may vary by manufacturer or country.

  • History and Significance The King of Diamonds in particular has been identified with Julius Caesar, the famous Roman military leader and dictator. This identification stems from a custom that dates back to 17th century France, when figures in the deck of cards began to be associated with historical or mythological names to make them more interesting and memorable. Julius Caesar is known for his crucial role in the expansion of the Roman Empire and his strategic leadership in numerous battles.
  • Design and Appearance Visually, the King of Diamonds is often depicted with a battle-axe or sword, reflecting his military character and leadership on the battlefield, in line with the figure of Julius Caesar as a military leader and strategist. His dress is typically regal, with ornaments denoting his status and power. The design may include symbolic elements such as crowns, sceptres and other icons of power and authority, as well as details evoking the grandeur and influence of Rome.
  • Use in GamesIn many card games, the King of Diamonds may have a high value or be used in specific games with particular rules where its presence is especially significant. Its image not only adds a visually appealing aspect, but also a historical and cultural dimension that enriches the game experience.

The King of Diamonds is not only a staple of many card games, but also a figure that carries with it centuries of cultural history and symbolism.

This design has been handmade (not AI) by the Asturmint project team, this has been the design process:

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