Scribal ProfileHand 2
|Current Manuscript:||London, British Library MS Additional 5140|
|Sampled Folios:||229r, 359v|
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single compartment secretary 'a' used for the lower case letter .
double compartment 'A' used as upper case for beginnings of lines and for new sentences or phrases.
upper case 'A' used at the beginning of a line.
display script 'a' for the Explicit at the end of the Retraction.
the scribe uses looped 'd' and double compartment 'g' but aprt from these graphs, the script is basically a secretary script.
the lower lobe is usually pointed at the left side.
upper case 'D' used at the beginning of a line.
'd' in display script of scribe.
all 'g's on f229 are double compartment..
the scribe appears to have two forms of 'g' each of which he seems to employ exclusively on a single folio. On f359v he only uses this rounder form with long oval lower compartment.
triangular head-loop and limb and tail-stroke looping round clockwise to resolve back to the base of the stem.
most 'h's on f359v are as in this example with shorter tail stroke and a tighter formation.
crossed 'h' when 'h' is in final position after 'c'.
an example of crossed 'h' from f359v.
long 'r' is frequently used on f229.
modern 'r' used more frequently on f359v although long 'r' is still in evidence.
'z'-shaped 'r' used on both folios but more in evidence on f359v.
long 'r' with flourish perhaps for a missing final 'e'.
sigma 's' used both initially and finally on f229. No other lower case 's' can be seen. Long 's' is used within words.
this kidney-shaped 's' is used in final positions on f359v. Long 's' is used in initial positions.
the scribe's upper case letter.
the display script of the scribe.
'w' formed as two 'v's.
looped heads and single lobe to the right.
'W' in upper case position at the beginning of a line. It does not differ from the lower case version.
the curve of the tail-stroke is wide with a thicker line on the curve as the scribe turns the nib.
sometimes the tail of 'y' is cut short.
upper case 'I' on f229.
upper case 'I' used on f359v. There are differences between the 'I' used on the earlier folios and the 'I' used later.