Scribal ProfileTrinity Anthologies Scribe
|Profiles for this Scribe:|
2. Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.21 (601)
|Current Manuscript:||Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.21 (601)|
|Folios:||1-32v, 49v(line 5)-320|
|Sampled Folios:||238r, 245v|
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lower case 'a' is always the secretary form.
square single compartment 'a' with horn at the head.
'd' is mainly looped.
occasionally the scribe does not loop 'd'.
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the scribe's secretary 'g' has the horizontal cross-stroke at the head and a reverse turn on the tail-stroke.
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it is possible to see the scribe looping up from the curving tail stroke to link to the next letter.
licence to extend the tail-stroke into the left margin.
'h' on the top line. The scribe often extends the ascenders on a top line and turns the stroke at the top to form a sort of loop before the curving descender.
modern 'r' used except after 'o' and consonants when 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
'r' with flourish in final position.
sigma 's' used intermittently as final 's' on this folio.
probably the form most favoured for final 's' on these folios.
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
long 's' used initially and medially.
'W' in upper case position at the beginning of a line.
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|Upper Case Letters|
some of the scribe's upper case letters are quite distinctive as with 'B' seen here.
upper case 'N' is of simple form with a long curving approach stroke.
'O','C' and 'E' frequently have a diagonal line through the letter.
upper case 'T' has the same bisecting stroke. The head-stroke of 'T' often curves round in a complete circle which may be the case here although difficult to see.
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