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Hammond Scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
10. London, British Library, MS Additional 34360
Current Manuscript:London, British Library, MS Additional 34360
Sampled Folios:60v
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Usage: made
single compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: Caane
Usage: Aungelis
the scribe's upper case 'A'.
Usage: And
Usage: Replenysshed
although the scribe uses some secretary graphs, he consistently uses looped anglicana 'd'.
Usage: lyked
'd' in final position with vertical descending tag.
Usage: Duk
Usage: goode
note the small tag to the right of the top of the lower lobe.
Usage: bryng
'g' with hefty tag. Anglicana double compartment 'g' is also a regular feature of the Hammond Scribe's hand.
Usage: hym
'h' has a looped head and vertical limb.
Usage: with
'h' following 't' in final position is crossed.
Usage: Here
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: were
'z'-shaped 'r' used in all positions throughout.
Usage: Replenysshed
an upper case graph of 'R' with sloping stem.
Usage: Conquestor
the scribe's display script for the title.
Usage: peynes
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
Usage: spare
sigma 's' used initially.
Usage: sustinaunce
long 's' is also used initially as well as medially.
Usage: Sith
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: wele
a squat cursive 'w' with curved approach stroke.
Usage: Whanne
the upper case graph has an extended left limb.
Usage: Willms
the left limb is separate and followed by a 'v' element.
Usage: hym
Usage: by
the tail of 'y' can be squat as here. The basic shape is the same.
Usage: bryng
Upper Case Letters
Usage: By
Usage: Put
Usage: Next
Usage: Ellis
s and p
Usage: sone
another typical feature of this scribe is the very long arching head of long 's' which often extends over several words or way out into the margin.
Usage: save
Usage: pappis
'p' is also individual with its long slender stem always at an angle with slant to the left.
Usage: made purviaunce
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