double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
the scribe has several different versions of upper case 'A'. The lower lobe of 'A' is square in this example.
angular lower lobe for looped 'd'. The upper loop is formed with a reverse stroke leaving the upper part of the loop as a very much finer stroke, sometimes almost invisible.
'd' with neatly contained tag.
upper case 'D' with parallel line decoration.
the tail of 'g' usually describes a gentle curve beneath preceding letters.
Usage: but god
sometimes the tail of 'g' turns back on itself to form a loop at the end of the tail.
'g' in final position with tag.
upper case 'G' followed by 'z'-shaped 'r'.
'h' with looped head and tail-stroke from the limb curving clockwise beneath the graph.
example to show the open head-stroke of 'h'. The top of a letter 'l' from the line below intrudes at the bottom left of the image.
the word occurs at the beginning of a line and may be an upper case letter. However, the curling round of the tail-stroke does show that the scribe can act with exhuberance on occasion.
a version of upper case 'H' with circular addition to the left of the stem.
modern 'r' used in all positions. Here in final position, the 'r' is flourished.
'z'-shaped 'r' used mainly after 'o' but also after some consonants. An otiose stroke attached to the graph may descend from lower left or lower right (see version 3) of the graph.
double 'rr' with both graphs represented.
sigma 's' used in initial position.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
a version of the scribe's upper case 'S'.
the left limb of 'w' often has a fine approach stroke to begin.
the scribe often abbreviates 'with'.
the two parts of 'w' are entirely separate in this example.
the more conventional graph for 'y'.
many of the scribe's 'y' graphs present as here with fork below the level of surrounding letters. 'y' is almost always dotted very firmly.
the formation of the graph as two separate trailing and crossing strokes may be seen here clearly.
in the prose sections, 'y' is formed in a more conventional way with fork at the level of the base of surrounding letters and with tail stroke contained.
|Upper Case Oddities|
a very strange upper case 'N' with circular addition to the left side.
another version of upper case 'N'.
and a third version of the 'N' graph.