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Document 27

After a relatively long pause of 2 years in 1463 a last commission for Trionfi decks is paid. After it it takes a long time until in the Ferrarese account books Trionfi decks are mentioned again. The reasons for these missing entries is unknown. Perhaps duke Borso lost interests; or Trionfi decks had become cheaper, when done outside of the courts, perhaps cheaper cause of modernized printing techniques.

1463 [31 December payment to Gerardo di Andrea da Vicenza]

Per manifatura et spessa de avere colorito para quarto de carte da triunfi per zugare per uxo delo Illustrissimo Duca Signore nostro, a lire quarto el paro segondo la tassa consueta montano lire sedese marchesane; resta detrato li soldi dui per lira lire quatordese, soldi otto marchesani, et posto a Spexa, c. 8 L. XIIII. VIII.
[Franceschini 1993 n. 1001e (p. 614); cf. Ortalli 1996b:186, 189]

Preliminary translation
(by Ross Gregory Caldwell)

For manufacture and expenses in having coloured four packs of triumph cards for playing for the use of our Most Illustrious Lord the Duke, at four lire per pack according to the usual rate resulting in sixteen lire marchesane; leaving to deduct the two soldi per lira, fourteen lire eight soldi marchesane, and posted in Expense, c. 8 ..L. XIIII. VIII.