the size of upper and lower compartments of 'a' varies. Here the lower compartment is bigger than the upper compartment.
here the upper compartment is greater than the lower.
the scribe has several upper case 'A's usually with squared-off lobe and a head-stroke either closed, as here or open as in the next example.
lower case 'd' is generally formed consistently. As in the second 'd' of this sample, the upper loop is not closed, with stroke turning before resolving on the angled left stroke of the lobe.
as with the first scribe of this manuscript, the 'd' of 'Qd' has a tag from the centre of the upper loop which arcs up before descending.
a 2-shaped element precedes the graph. A single vertical line bisects the graph.
as with 'a', the 'g' graph has both compartments of a size which varies. Here the lower compartment has a horizontal aspect.
a much larger upper compartment in this sample.
the upper compartment has a hairline joining the two straight sides.
an otiose decorative flourish from the head of 'G'.
almost all the scribe's 'h's have a tail-stroke which curls round very close to the body of the graph and finishes on a level with the foot present at the lower end of the stem.
another example showing the awkward tucking away of the tail-stroke.
from the top line on the folio, so a heightened stem with decorative dots to the left and tail-stroke flicking out.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
this scribe selects between modern 'r' on some folios and long 'r' on others.
long 'r' chosen for the addition of the 'Carmen' text.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
long 's' used initially and medially.
angular 8-shaped 's' used in final position.
an 's' in final position with horizontal extension of the head.
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a single 'y' on the folios examined.
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|Upper Case Letters|
serrated edges to the 'Q', 'O', and 'E' graphs.
a vertical line bisects all these graphs.
the scribe also has upper case graphs in his repertoire which resemble those of the first scribe with hairline set at an angle closing off the head and double parallel lines within.
|More Upper Case Letters|
a further example of 'A' resembling that of the first scribe.
'I' with a cross-stroke across the stem.
upper case 'L' with loop extending into the margin to the left of the stem.
Usage: Henrici Iura
examples of the way in which the scribe dots his 'i's. This example is on the top line of the folio and the scribe tends to use this elaborate mark where he has space.
this scribe adds the punctus elevatus at the ends of most lines in some texts.
a curving macron with looped end.
decorative mark preceding 'Pars' which is in the place of a running title in the upper margin.
3-line pen-flourished initial.
single-line pen-flourished initial with purple flourishing.
addition in a darker ink to the title of 'Carmen'.