In the 16th century, the French normalized the card game to include these four characters. Some claim that it is Julius Caesar on the king of diamonds. Supposedly, kings in a deck of cards no longer represent anyone, but if you look closer, you can see;
- The spade has the largest sword David has taken at Goliath.
- The club has a globe to symbolize all the land conquered by Alexander the Great.
- The heart has no mustache and a royal mantle showing the riches of Charlemagne.
- The diamond has an ax with a raised hand representing the Roman salvation created by Augustus.
King David – Spades
Alexander the Great – Clubs
Charlemagne – Hearts
Augustus – Diamonds