Scribal ProfileAstrolabe scribe
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2. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS E. Musaeo 54 (SC 3554)
|Current Manuscript:||Oxford, Bodleian Library MS e. Musaeo 54|
|Identification:||This scribe also copied CUL Dd 3.53 part 2|
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double compartment lower case 'a' is the scribe's preferred form.
secretary 'a' is used from time to time.
looped 'd' used throughout.
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interesting construction of the letter 'g' which can be seen clearly in both versions 1 and 2.
the finishing tag on the lower lobe where the scribe removes his nib is easily visible.
the lower compartment is not always left open.
'h' has a tall stem. The head-loop grazes the shoulder and is therefore quite sizeable.
sometimes the tail-stroke of 'h' flicks to the right.
crossed 'h' in the 'th' combination.
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long 'r' and modern 'r' used almost interchangeably with a slight preponderance of long 'r'.
kidney-shaped 's' is only used in final position but sigma 's' may also be used in final position.
sigma 's' used in both initial and final position.
long 's' used in initial position. Evidence of a long oblique approach stroke clearly visible. The scribe uses the same long approach stroke on his 'f'.
not an upper case letter.
'w' has the 'B'-shaped element at the right and the left limb usually arches over the rest of the graph.
on the top line of text.
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'y' almost always has some kind of mark above. The shape of the letter is very consistent.
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|Thorn and Yogh|
the only examples of thorn on this folio are for the abbreviation of 'that'.
in both these examples, the thorn slopes backwards and the superscript letter is angled forward.
the only example of the use of yogh is as here for the sound 'z'.
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Usage: Ampersand is used frequently throughout the text on this folio. The accompanying stroke over the ampersand is set at various different angles.
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