Scribal ProfileHand A
|Current Manuscript:||Oxford, Magdalen College MS Lat. 213|
|Identification:||Hooked G scribe|
|Folios:||1-3vb, line 6 (i.e. does Latin at top of column); 5ra-end|
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single compartment 'a' comprising either two straight arms joined by hairline, as here, or 'a' with short angled head stroke before a more curved down-stroke as in version 2.
the version of upper case 'A' used most frequently.
a second version of upper case 'A'.
'd' may be simple, as here or looped as in the second example.
looped 'd' in final position with descending otiose descending tag.
unlooped 'd' in final position with tag.
the scribe's upper case 'D'.
secretary tailed 'g' with the tip of the descending stroke at the right standing higher than the left stroke. The graph is very similar to that of the hooked 'g' scribe, yet no hook can be found in this scribe's hand.
'g' in final position with vertical tag to finish.
the scribe's upper case 'G'.
lower case 'h' with head loop which leans forward and rests on the shoulder.
the tail-stroke turns immediately clockwise at a right angle to the limb. The tail is then a horizontal stroke.
upper case graph with distinct foot at the base of the stem.
the down-stroke of modern 'r' is gently curved.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The descender is thick but with fine head stroke attached.
kidney 's' is used in final position. Again this graph has a fine descending otiose stroke to finish.
the stem of long 's' is thick and gently curved.
serpentine double-lined 'S' with fish-tail hook.
lower case 'w' is rounded with closed loops at the head.
the scribe has two upper case 'W's. This version has a foot at the lower left and closed head loops.
a second upper case 'W' has an arched approach stroke to the left limb and an open head.
the fork of 'y' rests on the line. The tail-stroke is a fine wavy line, often quite short.
no thorns on the folios examined but frequent use of yogh.
yogh is equivalent to 'gh'.
|Upper Case Letters|
some elaborate spidery upper case graphs.