Modeled after a gold coin, the Pentacle and sunflower represent wealth, abundance, and material possessions—a theme that continues throughout the suit. The radial golden petals of the sunflower are reminiscent of a round, shiny coin.
Pentacles, or coins, as they are commonly depicted, are symbols of wealth and financial success. Historically, cultures have developed different systems of currency as a form of bartering—gold for goods.
More recently, other materials are used for coins such as nickel, copper, and zinc. At some point, paper bills (which are actually made with linen and cotton) were introduced. Now, currency can be exchanged instantly and commerce can expand globally.
Swords — Birds of Paradise